I stumbled upon a lavender festival, held at Mountain Farm, while browsing blogs a few mornings ago. I adore lavender and have wanted to make lavender wands with the kids for a while. When I saw them listed as an activity at the festival, I knew it was a festival for our family!
We had been at the festival for about ten minutes before it started to downpour. As the ominous clouds rolled in, we looked at the kids (the baby goat kind!) and enjoyed some lavender poundcake. We then headed into the gift shop to stand in the crazy long line with our lavender purchases (including a cup of chocolate lavender ice cream!) and stay out of the cold rain. I am not afraid of the rain myself, but Asher is very sensitive to cool, rainy weather (with the help of Chinese herbs, this is changing!).
The woman who was going to teach the lavender wand workshop decided not to because of the rain. We bought a bunch of lavender (that we handpicked) and used the tutorial at 5 orange potatoes to make the wands ourselves. This is not really a craft suited for small children, but they did get to pick the lavender from the labyrinth, help pick the stems they wanted for their wands, and choose the ribbon. Asher ended up decorating his wand with stickers, too... I'd put a photo of it on here, but he has stashed it somewhere!
Ahh, I am in lavender heaven. Can't wait to find some recipes for the lavender honey!