Life is very strange, isn't it? 2008 is quickly shaping up to be a stellar year for me. I've a wonderful place to stay; a small house on a bluff overlooking Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains beyond. And now a job!
I've been hired as a farm laborer at Lavender Wind Farms. The farm is a small, "certified organic farm" (this title means everything out here) that grows different varieties of lavender, as well as a hodge podge of other plants for sale. The lavender grown is used for many products in the gift shop - soaps, oils, bath salts, honey, mustard, lotions, and even ice cream! Customers can buy dried lavender in bunches too.
I started work on Monday and will be working 3 days a week this winter and eventually 5 days a week come spring/summer.
- Stacy, another employee of the farm, is my age and lives down the road from me, allowing us to carpool to work
- Sarah, the farm manager, has composting toilets in her home, no flushing needed
- two types of lavender that I've learned: grosso and folgate