Monday, April 21, 2014

Lavender Harvest Celebration- CALL FOR ARTISTS & MUSICIANS!!

Our 11th annual Lavender Harvest Celebration on the farm is set for June 6th and 7th, 2014. If you, or someone you know, is an artist OR a musician, who would like to set-up and paint, photograph, sketch OR play music during this event, please email your requests to us ASAP at-

In addition to the arts, come enjoy a farm tour, fresh lavender crafting, tasting lavender-y treats like our nearly famous Chocolate and Vanilla Lavender Ice Cream. See the honeybees and learn about hen-keeping, vegetable gardens in tiny spaces, edible landscapes and more! Our Harvest Celebration is an invitation-only event...just for you, our wonderful farm patrons!

The June Celebration is one of two open farm weekends annually ~when the lavender blooms and again for our Lavender Holiday Celebration in December.


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Only ONE Lavender Holiday Reservation Remaining!

Although the 2015 Provence trip is still 15 months away, our planning and reservations are being completed now. It does take time to plan such a GLORIOUS trip to the lavender filled regions of France. Plus, the extra months gives us a little more time to save up our spending money. YIPPEE for spending some cash on lovely things and yummy food in France!!

We still have ONE MORE reservation remaining to complete our original requirement of travelers!! Remember our last post regarding the trip- There is still time to sign up!

Have you dreamed of traveling to France? Longed to make new lavender friends? Ached to eat French bread and brie in a local cafe? Then take the plung!! 

Join our trip fun and contact Annie Baggett ( TODAY!!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Lavender Harvest Celebration 2014

See our farm during the lavender blooming season! Take a personalized tour. Visit the Poultry Palace & Kitchen Garden.

Craft with fresh and preserved lavender...including a new kids "lavender fairy crown" craft for kids.

Eat locally prepared food such as our famous Chocolate, Vanilla or Very Berry Lavender ice cream. 

See artists paint, photograph and create. 

Find loads of beautiful lavender plants and our complete line of gifts for body, garden, home and weddings ~ and so very much more! 

Saturday, June 7 from 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday, June 8 from 10 am - 4 pm

DIRECTIONS: The farm is located in the Schley Community of Orange County near the Schley Grange Hall and ball field. From the intersection of Hwy 70 and Churton Street (or Hwy 86 North in Hillsborough) At the light after the intersection of Hwys 86/70, turn right on to Hwy 57 N and drive 6 miles to the "Welcome to Schley" sign after the entrance to Echo Creek Riding Academy. Turn left on to Schley Road (Landmark: brick Payne's Chapel Church on the hill.) Drive 1.6 miles to Millstone (gravel, private) Road on your left just after the first entrance to Woods Loop. Our farm is 1/2 mile from Schley Road and the second drive to your left at 4104 Millstone. Look for the lavender farm event signs. Just follow the parking signs or volunteer directions. Please turn right when leaving to return to Schley Road.

sunshine lavender farm
4104 Millstone Road
Hurdle Mills, NC 27541

Hope to see you there!

(Photographs from 2013 Celebration. Courtesy of Elizabeth Perez-

Lavender Hair Rinse

It is officially SPRING! Time to get outside...time to smell the flowers...time to freshen up our homes and our wardrobes. Why not freshen up our hair as well? I've wanted to make a hair rinse for some time but didn't realize how very easy it was to do. 

So, I did a little research on Pinterest and found a super simple recipe. I gathered all the ingredients (baking soda, bottled water, a mason jar, a cute jar for the shower, lavender essential oil and my jar of lavender buds) and went to work.

Anyone who "knows" me knows that I have always have a SUPER cute bottle saved and ready to use for something special. This super cute bottle will now hold my lavender hair rinse in the shower!

First, I added the bottled water and the baking soda to my mason jar. 

Next I added my sunshine lavender farm essential oil. Then I closed the jar up tight and shook to mix everything together.

Finally I filled my "cute bottle" up with a single serving of the hair rinse and placed it in the shower.

I must admit, I LOVE IT!! After I shampoo, I add the entire bottle to my hair and rub it in, especially at the ends. Then I lightly rinse my entire head. 

Give it a try!! It smells just like spring...

Homemade Lavender Hair Rinse
1 1/2 cups bottled water
1 heaping tablespoon of baking soda
10 drops of lavender essential oil

Add all ingredients to a jar and mix. Pour into your hair after shampooing. Rub into the ends of your hair and then lightly rinse.