Showing posts with label Lavender. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lavender. Show all posts

Monday, June 2, 2014

Lavender Ridge Farms

My favorite kind of Saturdays are the kind with no plans where you wake up and anything can happen. We like to wander and explore ...get lost and see what you find. This usually leads me especially looking for beauty and relaxation and trees ;). A few Saturdays back we found Lavender Ridge Farms... And it completely exceeded my expectations.

It's only about 30 mins north of Denton. A pretty short and beautiful drive for us.

Texas really is beautiful and this reminds me of the farm road I grew up on in East Texas. 

When you pull in you are immediately warmly welcomed by signage and some locals...

There are some rules like play nice with the wildlife and have fun!

So basically the way it works is you can cut as much as you can hold in a twisty tie for 8 dollars. 

They give you some instructions like above and your tools 

They are extremely friendly and happy to help. Once you have everything you are free to gather as much as you happy heart desires.

And my heart was happy! Feeling relaxed and at peace the whole time ;)

They even have helpers to show you the best bushes or maybe the ones with the lizards in them.

Look at my haul...After you have as much as you can fit in you twisty tie they will help you bag it up.

And if you know anything about the Texas Summer you will need a refreshment. Luckily they have an adorable cafe.

Complete with twinkle lights a lovely breeze and a screen door that immediately transfers me back in time. 

Naturally I got the lavender iced tea, lavender honey chicken salad ...when in Rome.

The man got the lavender cheese cake it was all delicious and just perfect for a warm day. 

Feeling refreshed we walked around the delightfully shaded property. Picked something from the chary tree ;)

And into the sweet gift shop

It's a pretty great way to spend a Saturday 

Here is my fresh bunch 

I will enjoy it fresh for a couple days then hang it upside down to dry it then I will have it forever. You know sometimes you have to get out of your normal routine and when you do you are free to realize there is such beauty and adventure in everyday life...I don't want to miss it, I don't want to take it for granted, I want to live my life even if it is by slowing it down. 

I suggest you stop by and see my new friends at Lavender won't regret it!