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Waxahachie Gingerbread Trail Event
Well we are back from Waxahachie Texas. As usual we met some great folks there who love our lavender products almost as much as we do. The event went really well. Not to mention that history was made this weekend. I wove my first wand. Now it took me three tries but it was a glorious thing. No sooner had I finished my wand and was admiring the craftsmanship that was so evident than a lady walked up and was looking at the other wands we had on display. Then she said I want that one, and pointed to the one I had just made. She was sending it off to California to her brother. Anyhow, we had a great time. We did eat at a cafe called "The Rockett Cafe". I'm glad I ordered the small chicken fried steak and not the large. It was sooooooo! gooooooood! We are harvesting this weekend. And I am finishing the pergola. Until next time. Lavender Up!
Above are the lavender wands I was talking about. They are an old Victorian craft that you don't see much of. The aroma will last about 10 years and they are great for drawers and closets. You actually take the green lavender and bend the buds into the center then you weave the ribbon around it locking the buds in.
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Congratulations on making your very first wand!! It must have been a good one if it sold so quickly.
The first year I had a lavender plant I had oodles of buds and made several wands, that was about 5 years ago and they still smell wonderful.
I'm glad you had a good time. Thanks for explaining about those wands. If I ever get round to buying lavender I might give it a try.
Those are nice-looking wands.
Great lookin wands. If I lived anywhere near close, I'd surely come for a visit. I bought a lavendar plant to put out in my herb garden so I'm hoping it'll do well. I'm zone 4 and am hoping it'll over winter well and come back next year. Good luck with your harvest.
Good Job Purple Ranch.
Glad you had a good time. I have an Aunt, Uncle and a couple cousins who live in Waxahachie. I'm not that close with them, but I stay in touch with the Aunt & Uncle.
O wow, I didn't think anyone did that anymore! I have one my great-grandma wove back around the turn of the last century. Doesn't smell anymore, but it looks alot like those you made. She left the long stems on and bent the tops back around before weaving. Left them with a sort of handle.
Yes the official Native American meaning of the name is "cow creek" or "buffalo creek" and is not the name of a Native American tribe which is a common misconception.
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