Lavender Hydrosol and Essential Oil Distillation: Final Stretch!

Lavender after harvest. Quail use mounds
as lookouts while supervising chicks. This is Lot Natalie.

After two weeks of daily distillation, Donald is weary of it!  Still, we have at least three or four days to go.  The oil is as intense and sweet as ever, each lot number (or location) the unique essence of the dance of sun and rain and soil and cultivation on that particular spot on earth. The more you work with it, the more you realize farming is not only a communication with the lavender (or any plant), but also the earth, the sun, the weather, the cosmos. Farming weaves you back into your proper place in it all. The use of essential oils and hydrosols help do that as well. The earth provides what we need for healing, if we learn to listen.