Sunday, June 1, 2008

Fishing for Lavender Blooms

Have you ever wondered what goes on at a lavender farm during harvest season when there's nothing to harvest? Well, I'll tell you.

First of all, it's real hot right now, so I just stay inside my little farmhouse.

And everyone else fishes.

And fishes.

And fishes some more.
See the lavender in the background not blooming?

This is my cousin, Travis. He spends just about every weekend with us.
He's here to help us harvest.
I mean, fish.

Not a bad cast, Travis.

Just in case you're wondering - they're practicing their fly fishing.

Jack and Travis tied flies all weekend.

They're completely obsessed with it right now.

I told them they could probably be pretty good jewelry makers, too, being that all the tools they use to tie flies could be used to make necklaces.
They didn't pay any attention to me.

This is Lefty.

He says hi.

He stays in the air conditioned house with me.


justabeachkat said...

Lefty is a smart one. Staying nice and cool sounds better to me than fishing.

Will the lavender eventually bloom? I pray it will.


LivingTheLife said...

Love your paradise...the fishing sounds fun...but I think I prefer cooler weather fishing ( I CAN NOT believe how hot it is, I the only one thinking this way???) guys are addicted to "flies", too! Whenever, my lovin hubbin is about to go on a fly fishing expedition (that's what I like to call them) he will stand for hours practicing his cast...I don't know a lot about fly fishing...but I do know the 10 and 2 cast...however, I have learned the hard way...there is much more to it than just reaching 10 and 2....the tangled line was my first clue! Lots of work! I would is when you fly into some really cool place and shop till you kind of activity!! LOL!!! Looking for "treasures"

Praying for blooms...and loving that sweet "Lefty" picture...he's adorable!


joan said...

Wow, what a beautiful place you live in! Your doggie is so cute, he loks like a white golden retriever.

Boyz3Mommy said...

Where's Pancho? Eww...Mac would love to come Fishing...I mean Lavender Harvesting :)

Bridget said...

If I had as much hair as lefty does I would stay inside too.