What's Happening at the Farm

  • Be Careful What You Wish For

    See our new swimming pool? Just kidding. That’s the Bocce Court earlier this week. As you probably know by now, northern California is in the middl...
  • Great News for 2023!

    We start the year with some great news about the Western Monarch! From a historic low of 2,000 butterflies counted in 2020 to a whopping 300,000 c...
  • Looking Forward to the New Year

    For me, the week between Christmas and New Year always has a feeling of reflection and anticipation.  This week, as I look back at what we were ab...
  • Finally -- some time to work on the hedgerow!

    So many lists, so little time (or so it seems). That legendary Naughty and Nice list, the...
  • What the heck is a cover crop?

    Soon, the olive grove at Capay Valley Lavender will come alive with brilliant green sprouts of oats, field peas, bell beans and the curly plant kn...
  • Months Making Plans -- That Fell Apart!

    There’s a wise-woman phrase that goes “If you want God to laugh…” It’s meant as a humorous reminder about life and making plans. For example, to m...
  • I Was Country Before Country was Cool

    Remember that old song?  “I was country before country was cool” – I sing it sometimes as I walk from room to room in my all-white farmhouse (pi...
  • An Unexpected Pleasure and a New Friend

    We were both surprised and honored this week when California Congressman Mike Thompson visited the Farm!   We had more than one “small world” mome...
  • Now that we have oodles of oil . . .

    With the harvest in our rear view mirror, we’ve begun looking ahead to bottling our freshly-distilled essential oils and blending them into our pr...
  • These Artists Made an Impression

    Paul Kratter and thirty-four other artists from the California Art Club brought their talents to the Farm this week, and it was both amazing and ...
  • A Place for Healing and Hope

    Friends of the Farm inspired today’s message. Each experienced the healing nature of our wonderful space and our products, and their feedback fill...
  • Let's Welcome Spring

    When I think about Spring, it’s the idea of promise that gives me joy. Across the fields, I see birds, buds, bees – the promise of another season...