Another Lavender Season Begins…
As we work like busy bees to prepare for our Season Opening this Mother’s Day, May 8th there is lots of activity here at the farm. Our lavender did very well over the winter and is greening up nicely. As the winter was not very cold, the weeds also fared well!
If you haven’t down your spring pruning for your lavender, do it now! Otherwise leave it until after it blooms, later in the summer. If pruning is left too late before bloom time, there is a chance you could cut off potential bloom spikes.
Our chickens have been very happy with the nice weather and we notice the girls sun bathing every chance they get. A sure sign of Spring is how active the girls have been in the nesting box – beautiful blue, green and dark brown eggs and lots of them!
Sadly for our horse loving visitors, we lost a dear friend this past winter. My beloved 29 year old mare ‘Teekah’ passed away very suddenly on a sunny, mild January afternoon. Thankfully, I was with her and she was not alone. She came to me as 4 year old and was a remarkable competition partner. Over the years we competed together on the ‘A’ circuit in Toronto and recognized dressage shows in Michigan. Proudly, Teekah was in the ribbons at every single event. I have been very fortunate to have had her spend her retirement here with me at the farm. In a way, it was because of Teekah, that Steed & Co came to be. I have so much to be thankful for because of this amazing horse, she was dearly loved and is truly missed.
The trilliums are now blooming and some of the birds we have seen migrating through have been; the Tufted Titmouse, Indigo Bunting, Rose Breasted Grosbeak, White Crowned and White Throated Sparrows.
We have been busy making lavender soap and linen spray and we are ready! Hope to see you all for a visit Mother’s Day. Happy Mother’s Day!