Monday, February 16, 2009
New Year, New Place, More Lavender
An Old Farm, A New Place
“Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true”
Some dreams do come true. After looking at dozens of places, bidding and losing on other properties, Shari and I found the future home of Purple Dog Lavender Farm II. Brian will still keep his lavender growing and bees humming but Shari and I wanted a place of our own, to live the life we dreamed of. A place to grow lavender but also to live a sustainable life living off of what our hands could raise and produce. We found this magical place in King Ferry, New York, about 5 miles away from Aurora New York, 20 minutes north of Ithaca. What can be only described as all the planets came into alignment and worked with us to help us acquire the farm. This 1840 farmhouse with 8 acres comes with beautiful sunsets in the west and a sense of tranquility. From here this will be the heart of Purple Dog Lavender. In the spring we will be planting 600 lavender plants, 4 different varieties. These 600 will be the beginning of this beautiful, versatile flower that will eventually fill 3 acres of our farm.