Horses, Sunshine, and Lavender
If only there was a unicorn, but a horse is close enough. Nestled in Hurdle Mills, North Carolina is Sunshine Lavender Farm. When I learned about the farm I was beyond excited to go because I LOVE LAVENDER. The smell, the taste, the color, and all the benefits that the plant offers. It’s related to my 2nd favorite herb, rosemary and the two go so well together. The herb is great for skin and hair. If I get a cut or bug bite, Lavender is going on it.
Blue and Purple are my favorite colors. If you’ve been following me for a while you may have seen me infuse a bit of purple in here and there. I tried growing it before but was never successful because it would start to rot. Today I learned why. This family farm is full of great energy! On a tour, I learned about the anti-social nature of lavender. It needs to be alone and the right amount of sun without a ton of moisture to grow. I was having issues growing it with it being too moist due to the climate here in North Carolina. I never visited a lavender farm before, this was a first for me and was the best way to spend a Sunday with my family.
There were some amazing Lavender crafts. You could make a wand, basket, or crown. The diva in me had to have a Lavender Crown, which I handmade out of their Fairy variety. We visited the chicken coop and Savvi got to hear roosters crowing. She was quite curious about the birds. We met the horses, Spottie and Cyclops and enjoyed the cool breeze in the shade during our picnic.
Savvi loves being outdoors in nature so this was a perfect trip for her. She got to explore and was adored by everyone she met. Like her Mom, she collected a few rocks that we took home. I have always been fascinated by rocks and it’s funny to see Savvi drawn to them at such a young age. Sunshine Lavender Farm has a lot of amazing products to offer and they also supply lavender for weddings.
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Here are a few of the things that we snagged while out at the event
- 8 Lavender plants
- Lip Balm
- Lavender soap
- Lavender sticks
Unique, Local, and Amazing!
This is the first farm of its kind right here in North Carolina! I spoke with Dale one of the owners and expressed how amazing this was and I would be back next year. The 13th Annual Lavender Harvest Celebration brought out a few local vendors that were selling fresh produce and meat grown and raised locally in North Carolina. There were also some delicious Lavender Popsicles that tasted delicious and Lavender Lemonade that is the best hands down.
There is something about the taste of Lavender that accentuates anything it goes in. A lot of people don’t realize it’s edible, but it is a herb and tastes delicious! I want a garden with lots of lavender and rosemary, among other things. I enjoyed this memorable day with Savvi, my Mom, and my sister. I got to exercise while walking around and soak up some much needed energy from the sun. I have fun being creative and showing Savvi what a little farm life is all about. This was almost like a dream trip for me. I’ve always wanted to see how lavender is grown.
I think living on a farm is just amazing! It’s a different type of living and you are providing for your family and others in a meaningful way. It takes a lot to operate a farm and is something that people should experience to see what goes into the products they purchase and use. It’s not something most people get to experience, but I will be on the lookout for more great events around North Carolina.
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Sunshine Lavender Farm is about 1 hour from Raleigh, NC. Visit their website to learn more: http://sunshinelavenderfarm.com/