Homemade Lavender Rose Olive Oil Beeswax Body Butter

My skin gets quite dry in the winter. Fed up with expensive creams and not happy with the inexpensive creams because of all the chemicals in them, I decided to make my own moisturizing cream.

 

Finished Body Butter

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Early Morning Photos in May

Unable to sleep past 5 this morning, I thought I’d go out and take a couple of photos to share with you. May is, in my mind an extraordinarily beautiful month.

Every week something new is blooming.

Right now there is an explosion of color: roses, broom, elderberries, jasmine, acacias, poppies and so on….

Pierre [...]

Lavender Harvest in July 2011

Our lavender plants are young. We planted them in summer 2009. That’s another story for another day…

Lavender grows to its full size in about 3 years, so last summer (2011) they were only 2 years old, and fully mature. Regardless, they yielded an amazingly large quantity of flowers!

We harvested in 2 separate weeks, [...]

Chrysanthemums

In the beginning of December my favorite plant nursery had a big party celebrating the forming of a cooperative along with some other plant nurseries. Unfortunately I had some kind of flu and was unable to attend. Boo Hoo.

So, once recovered, I popped in to congratulate them and hear all about it.

As part [...]