If you have been following my blog for a while, you might remember last January I went lavender picking over in Carterton, it was so much fun I decided to go and do it again this year - this should really be an annual event for me I think!
The lavender fields were beautiful - unfortunately the weather was about a million degrees (I don't like super hot weather, well at least here in New Zealand, can you tell?).
The lavender was full of bees again, I'd almost forgotten how much bees love lavender!
It was the same deal as last year, pick a bunch for $5 so we paid for a rubber band and scissors and off we went.
This is actually a commercial lavender farm and the "picking" open days are at the end of their season.
As the lavender farm is a commercial business as well there were selling all kinds of lavender related treats.
I bought some culinary lavender for my friend Alicia, who loves baking and lavender in equal parts.
This however was the best purchase of the day - sweet sweet lavenade, there's only one thing I love more than hot drinks on a ridiculously hot day and that's a great pun!
However, I also like taking selfies and hanging out with my friends in lavender fields! Yah!
This guy was at the entrance of the farm saying hello and goodbye to everyone, he looked so hot, maybe he just really wanted some lavenade?
One final photo to finish up, we had a look around Carterton to see if we could find anywhere to have lunch- that didn't work out, but we did see this cute sewing chair outside one of the stores.
Now the question is what should I do with two years worth of dried lavender?