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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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Painting on the grass

Painting on the grass

With a field of corn, you get to redo the planting every year and you even rotate where it’ll be.  But how do you figure out how a field should look for plants that will be there 10-12 years?  It’s a semi-permanent design!  We used to dream about how we’d lay out a field and talked about straight lines, designs, everything.  But we couldn’t really work on it until we

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Who needs a plan?

Who needs a plan?

I’m the organizer and planner.  I make lists.  I check things off and love bullets.  We had a list of things to look for when looking at land.  We have a list of all of our ideas and when we’d like to implement them over the next 3 years.  And, we have a Master Plan for the development of the 15 acres. What does that mean – a Master Plan? 

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