Recipe: Lavender Shortbread Cookies

If you have wondered what in the world I am going to do with all of the lavender I’ve harvested this summer, here is one of the treats I made with my Melissa Lavender. This was my Melissa harvest this summer.   So let’s get started. In a grinder, grind up the lavender with 1…

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Putting Up

It’s been busy around here. From harvesting to watering to putting up. But before I tell you about putting up, I wanted to share something that made my day recently. With all of the time I spend outside I’ve been on the lookout for some long pants for gardening. They needed to be white and…

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How to: Lavender Sugar

With all of this lavender harvested, I recently made some lavender sugar. It’s really easy and can be made with fresh or dried lavender. All you need is a cup of sugar and 1/8 cup of fresh lavender. If you are using dried, use 1-2  tablespoons lavender per cup of sugar. I used Royal Velvet…

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Four More Lavenders

This is the most lavender I’ve ever harvested and I’m not done yet! In addition to harvesting Melissa last week, I harvested these four. Royal Velvet is an absolutely beautiful lavender. It really sticks out in the garden. An English Lavender it grows 24 – 36 inches with 12-15 inch stems. What makes it so…

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Harvesting Melissa

Yesterday I started my harvesting of lavender from our new lavender bed I planted last June. This whole bed is new and it replaced the space where our dearly departed Elm shaded our yard. I am amazed at the difference a year makes. Here is the same area last June. This lavender bed has several…

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Sunday Stroll

I thought I’d give you a glimpse of what’s growing here at Happy Acres. If you’ve not entered my giveaway, be sure to check out the last post. Deadline is tomorrow at 8 am CST.  I also returned from the International Quilt Show and I have pictures to share which I plan to post tomorrow.…

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More Soaping Here

Well, we are back to making some soap. Our supply from last year has been given away or we’ve used most of it so we’re on to another couple batches. Hubby blogged about it here. We made our first 100% olive oil soap. Since we need to wait a little while before we try to…

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Harvesting Lovely Lavender

Well, yesterday I harvested two of my Grosso plants and Dave’s Dilly. Now I’m singing the “Dilly, dilly” song again! Even though it was overcast, the bumble bees were a buzzing, but they let me harvest the Grosso. Then on to bundle and hang in the garage. Then to harvest the Dilly and hang it.…

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Love that lavender

I started my journey with lavender several years ago. I had purchased and planted seven different types including Provence and Munstead. Several of them were not hardy and are long gone. Figuring I needed a little help with lavender I enrolled in an online lavender course – From Soil to Sachet – taught by Susan…

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