This year, the crop has been quite late as we where very busy with guests… so by the time we trim the flowers, they are already quite dry and the aromas are quite overpowering!

The field after trimming:

Starting to fill some of the lavender pouches, all hand dyed with natural pigments:

We gently let the lavender dry for months in the shade of the summer house, away from sunlight and in a dry environement…… and we kind of forget about it for weeks… I go back from time to time to shake things up and passing the cut offs from one sheet to another to recover some flowers for my lavender bags as needed.

Needless to say the aromas in the summer house are quite intoxicating, pure Provence, and one of my favourite activities, especially on a mild sunny morning as this 🙂

Lavender processing at la Baye des Anges

Lavender processing at la Baye des AngesLavender processing at la Baye des Anges Lavender processing at la Baye des Anges