We tend to jump into the deep end when embarking on new adventures, and farming is no different. When we moved back to the States from living overseas, I was literally Googling “how to be a farmer” on the flight to Maryland. We got the B&B up and running in 2020, and this year is all about the farm. We had the plan for a vineyard all along, but we added a few more items to the list because… why not?
“COVID sucks, I want to grow thousands of cut flowers. “And lavender, how about a huge field of lavender like we saw in France? How about getting a still and making lavender products!” This was our conversation through the COVID winter of 2020.
Here we are in late June of 2021, and we have a big greenhouse full of gorgeous blooms, several rows of cut flowers in the field, and nearly 500 baby lavender plants growing in the sunshine. I’m not sure how, but we brought all of those ideas to life in a short six months, while running the B&B and somehow squeezing in our day jobs.
Post Pounding in the Vineyard
Raymond, Jimmy, and Jeff pound posts in the vineyard for days…