Everyday now is spent harvesting helichrysum and distilling it. The yellow streaks of it in the fields are disappearing as Jose and his crew take the sickles to it. I love the earthy fragrance of it almost as much as the scent of lavender essential oil.
Yesterday we were visited by accomplished pastel artist Dorisjean Colvin of Olympia, Washington and her good friend, Marsha Lippert of Shoreline. They spent the day creating some fantastic artwork of our fields. We would like to have them back more often.
The visitors continue to come to the farm to pick their own lavender, wander through the gift shop, eat lavender ice cream, or to just generally take it easy. All the varieties of lavender are now in full bloom or past it and we are harvesting constantly, filling all of our drying barns.