Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Drying Lavender


Karen and her family dry their lavender in a metal shop that has excellent air flow and circulation. The climate is dry this time of year, so it dries quickly and efficiently. Bundles of lavender are gathered together and secured with a heavy-duty rubber band. Then they are secured, in layers, on a large, mesh work screen that's hung from chains from the rafters. Tarps are placed below to keep the area clean and free of dust.

8 comments:

  1. Oh, LaDonna, I can only imagine the WONDERFUL smells in this shop!!! Thanks sooooo much for all the photos!! At least we can live vicariously through your visits!! Love, Gwen

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  2. Heavenly...I can almost smell the Lavender as I read your wonderful blog...thanks for sharing the pictures and information...as Gwen says...living vicariously though your visits! Awesome...I agree there is nothing sweeter than the smell of lavender...unless...of course it IS that sweet baby you mentioned that has been bathed in lavender soap...now that is a heavenly scent...or is that Heaven Sent???...Thanks for sharing....love your blog! Blessings to you...


    LivingTheLife....through Him!

    "T"

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  3. I know in reality lavender farming has to be as labor intensive as other farming (I know *zip* about farming) but it just seems so darn picturescque! (did I spell that correctly? because I don't feel like double-checking myself :)

    Happy 4th and thanks for the lovely photos :)

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  4. wow, it is like being in a room full of chocolates. Heaven !! Have a happy 4th Clarice

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  5. Wow, I stumbled over from Mrs. G Blog. Nice to meet you. That Lavender is Amazing, I love the photos and the Info. I do Love Lavender too. Jamie

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  6. I can only imagine how wonderful that room must smell. Its just beautiful. Think I will go spray some lavender oil on my pillow and dream of such a place

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  7. Wow, I would love to walk through those aisles!

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  8. What an interesting tour through the lavender fields and processing. Beautiful and I can almost smell the depth of it.

    Jody

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