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Spotted Bear Vineyards & Lavender Farm

Our two hundred lavender plants consist of Munstead, Grosso, and Hidcote.  The lavender is harvested mid-summer, and we produce numerous products with it.

We just finished putting the lavender plants to bed for the winter.  We gently covered each one with pine needles for that added bit of insulation.  2017 was a great year for a lavender harvest.  Have quite a bit of culinary lavender stored away and also learned how to make essential lavender oil and hydrosol.  Looking forward to an expanded product line in 2018.

Perfect day to stay inside and make soap!  I started making cold process soaps last year, when I discovered that the glycerine content in home made soap is much higher than what you get in commercially made soaps, plus soap is just fun to make!