What’s the weather like where you are? I’ve heard some crazy high numbers in America. Hope everyone is keeping cool and safe. Meanwhile in Britain: Rain! So the fine folks at Castle Farm in Kent are now starting the annual lavender harvest. Especially love this shot by @dimitar_hr
Apparently, storms are bad news for lavender at this time of the season as all the flowers, heavy with oil, can get hit by raindrops and fall to the floor. Although don't panic if you plan on visiting - it takes about a week to collect it all so you still have time to visit and see the tractors in action. Ahh I do love that tudor-framed building and in the background the almost endless purple fields.
Castle Farm is busy 1,100 acre farm that has been in the Alexander family for over a century. The farm has crops of wheat, barley, rapeseed, hops, apples, lavender and a large herd of beef cattle. The original lavender plants the family started with came from France and, rather in the same way that English wine growers have proven that certain grapes can do very well in some English soils – it turns out that the Alexanders and their chalky Kentish ground at Castle Farm are now producing such quality lavender oil that they are exporting it back to France! Awkward.
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