Residents Enjoy a Visit to Lavender Farm

Left to right: Cher Stroben, Sue Hynes, Vicki Warning, Teri Arnold, Lori Eby, Anne Terell, Judi Townsend, Corky Mansmith, Melanie Sedam, Debbie Chapman, Jeanelaine Parfet, Kate Thomsen, Nancy Ferris, and Nini Frank

Vicki Warning

Have you ever wanted to visit a lavender farm or make a lavender wreath? Well, 14 ladies carpooled from SaddleBrooke Ranch one Saturday morning to the Life Under the Oaks Lavender Farm in Oracle to do that very thing. All wreath-making materials, including freshly picked lavender, were provided. We sat outside in an area called The Five Sisters. The Five Sisters is a huge old oak tree which provides a large canopy of shade. We also enjoyed a glass of lavender lemonade while making our wreaths. It was great fun.

After making our wreaths, we took time to walk around the area where the lavender is grown. They have two farms in the Oracle area. We went to the new farm, which is absolutely beautiful with the lavender beginning to bloom. Their pop-up lavender shop was open, so we took the opportunity to buy molded lavender soaps, scrubs, hand towels, lavender blended roll-ons, lavender oil, and lip balm. The walking path provides many whimsical sites such as Cinderella’s carriage, sculptures, and tables and chairs under the many shade trees around the lavender growing area.

The new farm is located off American Ave. between Sue and Jerry’s Trading Post and Rancho Linda Vista. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and a hat. Go and have some fun! You can pre-order breakfast and lunch picnic baskets. There are also classes for making lavender wands. The farm is not currently wheelchair accessible, but they are working on it.