Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tuesday Dec 14, 2010

Early this morning the farm was fully engulfed in heavy mist. Glenn came to the bedroom with good news. Today the fire dept. gave us permission to burn.

Burn day as we refer to it, consists of large piles of lavender straw (stems) and tree branches. Lavender straw is the stem from the lavender flowers. Filled with oil and fragrant. Soon after we set a pile on fire the most wonderful smell spread across the farm and on to Los Olivos. People will come today and say they smelled the smoke and remembered another lavender stocking stuffer.

As the clouds rose into the damp morn­ing air, a sense of finality and sadness overcame me. It was the true end of the

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