Drought Recovery: Lavender
In 2016 we saw the realization of a lifelong dream of becoming lavender farmers. But that same summer saw a historic drought here in the Northeast. That coupled with a vital piece of farm equipment being out of commission much longer than anticipated and we lost most of those plants.
In 2018, we hope to re-order all of the plants we need to fill our field and to have enough in reserves to pay some local folks to help us get them quickly into the ground.
The lavender fields are a major part of our farm plan. The proceeds from sales of lavender products will sustain us for at least 20 years as well as help us to grow our ministry to families, to orphans, and to those wishing to learn more about permaculture and self-sufficiency.