Monday, July 13, 2009

Harbinger Lavender Farm

ArtsyFish and I celebrate our birthdays a week apart. Our friend, Macadoodle, took us on a field trip to Harbinger Lavender Farm celebrate.

Harbinger Farm store
Harbinger Lavender Farm Gift Shop

The lavender was harvested in June, so we didn't get to cut our own.

drying lavender
Lavender drying in the barn

lavender fields
One of the lavender fields

eucalyptis tree
Eucalyptis Tree

What I brought home.

I'm enjoying the Lavender/Goat milk soap. I plan to purchase a few bars at the Chesapeake Heritage Arts Festival in September.

One the way home, we stopped at The Weeping Radish. The BEST barbeque sandwhich I've ever eaten! And stops at 2 farmers markets for
farm stand purchases
Cherries, peaches, honey, cookies, cantelopes, and fudge!

It was a fantastic day spent with some great friends!

Fourh of July

Let's do some catching up....

ArtsyFish invited me to her neighborhood Fourth of July picnic. After taking this picture

Fourth of July

The batteries on my camera died. But imagine a lovely lake right in the middle of a large neighborhood where people were swimming, boating and floating around. DJ was playing music and children and adults were encouraged to play tug of war, hula hoop, and other assorted games. Food was tasty: barbecue, hot dogs, burgers, and the assorted sides. And there was a nice breeze so flys and other buggy things were not hanging around.

The Fourth is also ArtsyFish's birthday, so we went back to her house and had birthday cupcakes and key lime ice cream.

Later, we went back down to the lakefront to watch the firewords. All around the lake neighbors were setting of some pretty good ones. And in the distance we could see the professional setting off the ones over Mt Trashmore.

It was a very nice day.