Be prepared. This post may be a little emotional. I am beyond touched by all the support and the love of our products!
We launched the website on my Momma's birthday on November 17th as a tribute to her memory. I had NO idea it was going to spread like wildfire. I had no idea how much people in our community love local products and my friends - YOU GUYS ROCK!
I don't think I have the words to express how very thankful I am for everyone coming on this journey with me. This has been trial and error. I didn't have a guide to walk me through all these steps.
I get asked where the idea came from and I don't know. HA! March 13th we got locked down and pretty much everyone in Canada was in their homes. When Spring rolled around I thought, well heck, let's grow something. I wanted to see if Lavender would grow out in our fields in East Garafraxa. You see Lavender is a little picky...so it can fail quite easily. (I have read so much and currently taking a course on Lavender so I am a pro now HAHA).
So the Lavender grew - I lost about 10 plants I think out of 40 but that was my error. Then when it came to harvest, I had researched what to make with all this lovely Lavender.
Most people think of essential oils when it comes to Lavender but there is so much plant waste and I wasn't interested in getting into that saturated market. Then I read about a Farm that went from producing essential oils to infused oils due to the plant waste (See my blog about Infused oils vs Essentials oils). So I thought I could do that. And I did.
In the end, I produced 196 ounces of infused lavender oil. I created different varieties - cause heck I had no idea what I was really doing. I researched and then tested. And thank goodness for my husband because he is a BRILLANT man and is really the operations behind this business.
So here we are, half our inventory is sold and planning for 2021 planting season. We have ordered 3,000 plants for our front acre and working on some new recipes over the winter, so stay tuned!!
Again thank you to everyone who encouraged me, spoke to someone else about my business and purchased. I was terrified to take on such a big endeavour, but here we are and here we go.
Like my friend Karen said "You reap what you sow" and I said "literally".
Have the best day ever <3