My friend and I packed up our boys and headed out to central Bucks County for the day. It was miserably hot and humid, but it was also a bit overcast, so the sun wasn't too strong. Our destination: Peace Valley Lavender Farm. We had been there several times before, but never when the lavender was in bloom. We were so lucky this time. The lavender field was covered in blooms and smelled amazing. We were even luckier as that was the day they were harvesting!
We were able to check out the drying room where they hand bundles of lavender from the ceiling and on racks to dry out, along with a distiller. The entire place smelled amazing! The boys were great too. They thought it would be boring, but they had a blast running around and then making up their own game while the moms shopped. We bought some lavender honey, some sachets and enjoyed the relaxing smell of it all.
The boys (and the moms) got a kick out of watching Lily the border collie heard all the cars down the driveway! She stood guard and really did heard the cars. It looked just like the way the dogs at the Maryland sheep and wool festival demo we saw heard the sheep. She was a friendly dog!
We stopped for lunch at Tabora Orchards, just down the road. They make incredible sandwiches and have the best baked goods. I love their bread. The boys enjoyed their cookies! After lunch we stopped by the Peace Valley Winery, a great local wine shop on the grounds of their winery. We got to taste several different wines. I bought a bottle of nectarine wine, which had a great taste, lightly sweet and perfect for summer. We concluded our day with a short walk at Peace Valley Park where we checked out Lake Galena. The boys found a pay phone and enjoyed playing with that old relic! It was a great day during our Summer of Fun 2013!