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Monthly archive for October 2014

From the Old Sailor to the Newbies

From the Old Sailor to the Newbies

This is a guest post from Mike Neustrom from Prairie Lavender Farm in Kansas – yes, there’s lavender in Kansas!  He calls me Kiddo.  – Mary B. I first met Mary & Tim Bergstrom in Kerrville, TX at the Southwest Lavender Conference in February 2011.  She walked right up to me and introduced herself, and wanted to know if there was a national organization for lavender growers.  I told her

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Northwest Regional Lavender Conference II

Northwest Regional Lavender Conference II

Keep Portland Weird!  We went to Portland, Oregon for the Northwest Regional Lavender Conference II on October 24 – 26.  The landscape and scenery in the Portland area is spectacular.  We took an extra day to see the natural sites before the conference and were able to see 3 mammoth water falls within several miles of each other and saw a small rock slide.  We also went to the International

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Taking aerial photos

Taking aerial photos

William, a friend and previous co-worker of mine, is a member of a radio controlled model aircraft club in York, SC. He’s always looking for new places to fly his aircraft so we invited him to come out and spend a Saturday with us here at Southern Hills Lavender.  William rolled up in his Prius on a what turned out to be a clear, cool October day. He opened the

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Creeping, Crawling Bugs!

Creeping, Crawling Bugs!

We have seen so many new (to us) and different bugs here!  We’ve even had to ask an entemologist friend to help identify some of them.  And!  we’ve found some great already-dead specimen that are safely stored.  Here are some pictures (click on the picture to get a bigger view) – don’t let your skin crawl! 🙂 – Mary B.  Imperial Moth – moth (wings not completely unfurled) and caterpillar

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Where is the farm?

Where is the farm?

GRRR (pronounced GRRR), Greer’s, Grier, the town between Spartanburg and Greenville – Greer, South Cackalakee, I mean South Carolina! Have you been to Greer lately? When I was growing up in South Carolina, it was a dot on the map. Today, it’s got an international airport, major businesses, a thriving downtown, proudly local businesses, big box stores, and a grocery store every ten miles on 29. Southern Hills Lavender is

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