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Sleepy Bees Lavender Farm — New Lavender Farm

Thank You For Your Support

Thank You For Your Support

Hi friends! We want to let you all know how very, very thankful we are to have such amazing customers, friends, family and supporters! For the first time this year we did 5 days of farm tours while our field was in bloom.  We were super excited for these events, but also a little nervous.  You know, if you think of lavender fields, pictures from France and the Mediterranean areas come to mind...acres and acres of gorgeous purple flowers that take your breath away.  Here in Nebraska, we can't compete with that.  As you know if you took the tour,...


Spring is Here!

Spring is Here!

Finally!  Spring is here.  For some reason, this past Winter seemed like it would never end.  Nothing terrible was happening.  The weather wasn't even all that bad, other than a couple of weeks. It just seemed to stretch on and on and on. So thankfully, after a 27 degree low last night, it looks like Spring is officially with us to stay.  This is our favorite time of the year.  Everything is getting going for us.  We get to introduce all the new products we have worked on over the winter to our customers, plant the new baby lavender plants...


Sleepy Bees Lavender Farm Spring/Summer 2019 Catch Up

Sleepy Bees Lavender Farm Spring/Summer 2019 Catch Up
The majority of our summer was spent weeding and attending craft shows, fairs, and farmers' markets.  We have met a ton of great people and made some really good business connections.  We learned so much this summer.  We are finding our niche and settling in nicely.

Spring Craft Show Time!

Spring Craft Show Time!
What I found out at that first sale, and at every sale since then, is that people are awesome.  They are kind and supportive even if they aren't buying anything.  People love hearing our story and Jerry sure loves telling it!  They are genuinely curious and interested in hearing more.  They want to be able to visit the farm.  I think later this summer when the plants are blooming and we have an open house, we will have more visitors than we even imagined.  

The Bed Shaper and the Mounds

The Bed Shaper and the Mounds
At this point in preparations we were struggling.  The weather had NOT been cooperating.  It rained almost every day for a week at the time we were supposed to be getting the manure and lime spread, so we were already about a week behind.  After going down the first row with the shaper, we ended up with a small pile, but nothing like the 12" mound we were envisioning at all.  The pile was much wider and squared off at the top, and also not packed down at all.  It turned out that the rototiller we used did not dig down far enough to bring up enough loose dirt to completely fill the bed shaper.  The plates are not height adjustable, so we had to work with the 12" that we had. 
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