It has been a couple of years since I have reached out with a newsletter…so let me explain…for almost 3 years I have been in one stage of grief or another…I have sat next to friends in ICU for days on end only to see them die… I held my sweet Laila girl as she took her last breath…I have received those late night calls telling me another friend has died…theres been suicides and car wrecks…cancer and “just died in their sleep”…theres been freak accidents and disease…I lost my goat to old age…and most recently the father of my children passed away, needless to say our family is devastated…I cannot explain the depth of sadness my soul is going through..every time I think I’ve gathered some strength…I get hit again with another loss…I will be forever grateful that I was able to sit next to my kids father as he left this earth..but I have reached a level of grief far deeper than I have ever known…I am blessed with a loving family who have loved and supported each other through this incredibly difficult time…I have an amazing support group…friends who love me even when I try to push them away…I will find my strength again…soon…please be patient with me…throughout all of this I have neglected my business…really only doing the bare minimum…my garden is a mess…my lavender field hasn’t been pruned in 2 years…there’s empty shelves in my gift shop etc…and I haven’t sent out a newsletter in 2 years…today my day started with a memorial service for a long time friend who passed away on Tuesday…next week our family will spread the ashes of our loved one followed by his celebration of life…the hardest part of all of this is knowing that my life must go on..my kids life must go on…we may not know how to do that…how to find our new normal…but we are strong and we shall be there for each other…so…I am doing my best to rebuild from the inside out…one day at a time…the farm will close for the season this Sunday September 22nd…open by appointment till next May…I will be at the Ladybug bazaar at Battleground high school Saturday November 2nd…and the Prairie bazaar Saturday November 23rd…my hope is to get my little farm back in shape by next spring..until we meet again..God Bless each and every one of you..
My favorite season has arrived and it’s time to celebrate! Our fall festival is just around the corner. Here’s the scoop:
Saturday October 21st from 10-4 we’ll be:
pressing apples for some delicious apple cider
making pine cone and ice cream cone bird feeders
making ice cream in a bag
and other on the farm activities
the pumpkin patch is full of beautiful pumpkins and the gift shop will be fully stocked and of course I’ll have lavender treats such as lavender zucchini bread and cookies for sale as well as other snacks and concessions. I look forward to ending my season by celebrating fall with each and every one of you! (free admission but donations are greatly appreciated)
Any questions or want to volunteer please call me at:
It’ finally here! Opening day for our 2017 season, we have more plants than we’ve ever had! More varieties of lavender and tons of bird and butterfly attracting plants. I’m so excited to get this season going! Opening day is Wednesday May 3rd.. and guess what?! It’s gonna be 80 degrees out! WOW!!! I do look forward to seeing everyone! I’ve got an Echinacea on the way that is gonna blow your mind! More varieties of Hardy Fuschia then previous years! Bee Balm?! You want to bring in those Hummingbirds? We’ve got 14 varieties!!! Seriously! Salvias…yes indeed…the largest selection of salvias in the county! In fact we have the largest selection of Bee Balm Salvia and Lavender in the area. OH YEA!!! I almost forgot!! You know that Abutilon Red Tiger that you all like? Well guess what?! I’ve got it in 3 sizes!!! WOOHOO!!!! I’ve got Iochroma (purple tube flower)… Yarrow…Nicotiana that gets 4 feet tall!…Lupine…Columbine…Delphinium…Penstemon…Ok you get the picture right? Everything you need to bring in those beautiful birds and butterflies…and of course more lavender varieties than you’ll know what to do with… Pink white and all shades of purple…Oh it’s gonna be a wonderful season… I’m so excited!!!!
Let’s get this season started!
God Bless you all,
Due to the expected wind storm this saturday I have decided to postpone my festival till next saturday October 22nd…I do hope everyone can attend on that day…it just gives me another week to prepare more fun stuff!…I will still be open this saturday unless it’s just beyond miserable…I’m sorry for any inconvenience this change may cause…so we’ll celebrate the season next week with lavender treats old fashioned butter churning corn-grinding and pressing apples in our big beautiful cider press…we’ll still make pine cone bird feeders and witches brooms out of dried lavender stems and branches…it will be an awesome day! If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact me…
Oh my favorite season has arrived! Time for lavender hot cocoa fires in the fire pit hoodies and of course football (GO HAWKS)…it’s also time for our annual Fall Harvest Celebration…Saturday October 15th we’ll be celebrating the season by churning butter…bringing out the old cider press and making fresh apple cider…ice cream in a bag…corn-grinding….pine-cone bird feeders…crafts (lavender stem witches brooms)…there’ll be home made lavender zucchini bread lavender cookies…lavender cocoa…and bowls of chili!…the pumpkin patch is open and full of beautiful pumpkins….the gift shop will be fully stocked…this is a great family day on the farm…so come on out and visit the chickens goat and miniature horse…have a bite to eat…enjoy farm activities and maybe do a little shopping…I look forward to seeing you all there. ..
Saturday October 15th from 10-3
Scented Acres Lavender Farm
13804 NE 117th Ave
Van Wa 98662
Did you see the flowers in bloom? Did you see the vegetables sprouting? Did you see the butterflies fluttering in the
garden? Did you see the baby birds taking the first flight?
Taking a walk through the garden on a grey winter day. What do you see? What perspective do you see your garden from? Now is the time to visualize all that is in store this spring.
Did you see it?
Welcome to the best farm and garden blog you’ll EVER find! Well, I may be biased as Scented Acres has been my own piece of Pacific Northwest paradise for the last 11 years. I’ve started this blog so I can share the paradise with YOU… all the birds, the bees, the spiders, goats, chickens, gardening, Lavender, butterflies, and oh so much more. It took me forever just to get this far, so I’m off to get some work in the dirt done, but stay tuned!
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