Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Winter storm worries in the field

Lavender does not like ice!! Unfortunately we had about an inch of solid ice on everything overnight here on the farm. Lavender plants cannot tolerate the ice very well due to the oils produced inside the leaf. The oils freeze and damage the leaf tissue. Once this happens it's all hope until our spring fertilizer is applied, the deciding factor of winter survival. When we apply the proper fertilizer requirements the new growth shoots will be seen in about a week or two. Some of our Lavandula x Intermedia varieties will take a little longer to show new growth. All but a few should return from the dormant sleeping winter.

The farm had a similar situation during 2008 when we received about a half inch of ice. We lost around 25 plants total which will be replaced this spring. Luckily just about every Lavender variety came back from the dormant season. The key is a spring shot of nitrogen fertilizer!!

It's all in the rest of the season to see what will become of our fields. They will surely produce but will they all survive? It's a test of stamina against the cold!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Summer Solstice Lavender Field Day ~ Hand Pick

June 20 & 21 10:00am - 11:00 pm.

Nature can be seen, but you must look to see it!

This event will be held here on the farm ending every evening with a bonfire circle playing some drums and other acoustic instruments.

Come out harvest some lavender and spend the day with nature! You will be amazed what wild life can bring to our fields. This is a don't miss invitation, our farms magic is peaked on this weekend so rain or shine the farm is still here! BRING YOUR CAMERA or Anything to draw, paint, write while you have fun......

We do have restrooms on site. Bring your tent if you would like to pitch it up around the fields.

Everyone's invited!

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Peaceful Acres Lavender Farm

Peaceful Acres Lavender Farm is located .2 miles from the historic Martinsville Road covered bridge in Clinton County Ohio. Twenty acre family farm looking forward in providing the future to holistic care here at our wellness center. Our farms vision is to have a natural loving peaceful place our friends can enjoy and call their place of retreat! Relax, lunchin or take a visit in the lavender barn store to pick out one of your aromatherapy treatments or gifts. Plan your trip ahead for a Reflexology session with Kym Prell certified Reflexologist. Ponder around many farm projects to see how we as a farm utilize recycled materials to build works of art and structures. During your visit you can stroll along trails through the woods and natural fields, hand pick many varieties of lavender or spend some volunteer fun time working with one of our farm projects. Please don't forget the camera you will capture many pictures of wild life.

Soon our Earthship will be complete for everyone to see what can be done with the trash of everyday people. Tires, cans, bottles all used on the farm hidden from view but knowing these materials exist here will amaze all! Creations of beauty and design.

Peaceful Acres has two separate half acre Lavender fields equaling a full acre just around 2000 bushes of eight different varieties. Visit from June to August here you will see thousands of butterflies, bees, yellow jackets working in their nature to collect from our lavender. Never fear they know why you are here, it's for all lavender loving species. It's a must see for all photographers and artist. Many have captured unusual angles and visions to what they enjoy best on our farm.

We hope to see everyone very soon in June!!

Peace, Love and Lavender!!
Prell Family