Category Archives: Lavender

Harvesting Lavender 2016

This year has turned out to be a great year for our lavender. I thought I’d take you through the process of harvesting and then show how we have used our lavenders in the past. Here are the plants before … Continue reading

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June this and that

It’s such a busy time around here with gardening and all. This year I met one of my goals – to have the asparagus bed and the shade garden done before June 1. This was a first and pretty exciting. … Continue reading

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Springtime at Happy Acres

I love Spring. I don’t know about you, but for me this time of the year just makes me so happy. Along with the happiness brings lots of things to do including gardening.  However, yesterday I worked on one of … Continue reading

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Mandalas and more

I’m still making mandalas, but wanted to remind you that you have just a few more days to enter my giveaway I posted here. Deadline is September 1 at midnight. I’ll be drawing the winner the next day. I’ll be … Continue reading

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Sunday Colors: October 26

What lovely weather we’ve had the past couple of days. I really love this time of the year and all of the color. I worked out in one of the shade area yesterday mulching and getting it ready for the … Continue reading

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Gardening Sunday

Today it’s all about gardening here at Happy Acres. For those of you who are new to my blog (Thank you so much for dropping by!) you might not know that I am also a gardener. In the spring and … Continue reading

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Sunday Round Up

It’s been another busy week with nothing really artsy to show you. I did mix up some dyes and dyed some fabric which I’m really excited about, but can’t show you quite yet. (Yes, my muse returned!) Otherwise I made … Continue reading

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Sunday stroll around Happy Acres

It’s a great Sunday morning to take a stroll around our little piece of the world. The hostas still look good in the front. The deer don’t seem to bother these. All of the others we have to spray. And … Continue reading

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Harvesting 2013 Melissa Lavender

Well, it’s lavender harvesting time again here at Happy Acres. My Melissa is the first to bloom and the first to harvest. Here is what I harvested yesterday. I always hang them to dry which takes several weeks. Last year … Continue reading

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Everything is growing up!

I took this picture of one of our beds of lavender recently and was amazed at how much it has grown. But then to look back at the pictures from two years back – Oh my! Two years ago it … Continue reading

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