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10 Feb · Thu 2011
Peaceful Acres is excited to announce they will soon assume a presence in downtown Wilmington. “Wellness Studios by Peaceful Acres” will be a full-scale holistic care source and wellness center located at 14 N South Street (formerly the Next to New Consignment store). The projected opening date is March 1st.
Opening a wellness studio has long been a vision of owner Kym Prell. Kym is a certified Reflexologist and Reiki master and has held regular workshops at Peaceful Acres Lavender Farm since 2009.
The center will feature several experienced healers and wellness practitioners from around the area, providing such services as Reflexology, Reiki, Massage Therapy (licensed), Tai Chi, Yoga, Self-empowerment workshops, Intuitive Readings, and Astrology readings. The new space will also feature a gift shop with Peaceful Acres Lavender Farm handmade creations as well as many other wellness products.
Adult and youth classes will be offered for the majority of services, with individual and group classes available. Designated days for “Walk-ins” will also be offered. To learn more information about Wellness Studios services and to get updates on class schedules, visit the “Wellness Studio” page at www.peacefulacreslavenderfarm.com.
Posted by Mike @ 01:20 PM EST
22 May · Fri 2009
The new spring season has become very alive and our fertilizing adventure turned out to be a little more than expected. Sharing yet another day of farm adventure. (Blog by Kym) [Read More]
Posted by Mike @ 09:19 AM EDT
09 May · Sat 2009
I was taking my daily walk out to the fields today, It was a little cooler today than it has been. The sky pretty overcast, letting us know that at any moment it could pour down and delay some of this planting we had set on for today. I love to close my eyes as I am walking and just listen. The birds here are amazing. There are so many sweet songs that go on further than my hearing will allow me to take in. We have quite a collection of so many kinds of birds, and the melody change walking from the woods to out in the fields is like changing the channel on the radio. The fields are so full of killdeers and red-winged blackbirds right now. The song of these two alone would satisfy me fully. The red-winged black bird males love our nature field, all of the nice tall slender left over stalks from last years wildflowers make excellent standing grounds for them to perch their amazing bodies and blast out their impressive song to all of the ladies around.
The killdeer have become quite fond of our mounded
lavender rows. Their little legs seem to get much more running and exercise
than most birds. If you have never seen a mother bird put on the most
extravagant display of distraction, you have not been close to a killdeer nest!
Last year was the first time I experienced this. It was early spring and I was
checking out the winter ice damage in the rows.
After hearing several displays of a racket coming from a nearby bird, I
was so alarmed to see that this one seemed to be severely injured. It flapped
around horribly on the ground, one wing spread out and curved. “Aw! poor bird”
I was already thinking of placed I could call that surely would know how to
save this birds wing. I turned towards it, changed my direction and up up and
away it went. Good as new. That mamma sure did distract me from the direction I
was heading.. straight towards its nest it had decided to make in the middle of
a half dead lavender plant. That is a smart bird! Also one of my favorite to
listen to may I add. Their tweeting repetitive sound, their white ringed necks,
and there little slender legs make you feel like you are on the sandy ocean
shore listening to a bird that would be nested in a rocky outcrop by the edge
of the ocean water.
The killdeer have become quite fond of our mounded lavender rows. Their little legs seem to get much more running and exercise than most birds. If you have never seen a mother bird put on the most extravagant display of distraction, you have not been close to a killdeer nest! Last year was the first time I experienced this. It was early spring and I was checking out the winter ice damage in the rows. After hearing several displays of a racket coming from a nearby bird, I was so alarmed to see that this one seemed to be severely injured. It flapped around horribly on the ground, one wing spread out and curved. “Aw! poor bird” I was already thinking of placed I could call that surely would know how to save this birds wing. I turned towards it, changed my direction and up up and away it went. Good as new. That mamma sure did distract me from the direction I was heading.. straight towards its nest it had decided to make in the middle of a half dead lavender plant. That is a smart bird! Also one of my favorite to listen to may I add. Their tweeting repetitive sound, their white ringed necks, and there little slender legs make you feel like you are on the sandy ocean shore listening to a bird that would be nested in a rocky outcrop by the edge of the ocean water.
As I walked down the driveway this year I saw the same marvelous display, although I was not being tricked this time. The Earthship has now become a wonderful nesting community for them, and I am very happy to open up an apartment community for these beautiful creatures anytime.
The barn swallows have not yet returned this year. I reluctantly decided removing the mud packed nests in the barn from last year was the only direction I could go with them. Not much further in the season in 2007 they had chased out all of the red-winged black birds, killdeer, mourning doves, and any other flying creature around. Although I have a childlike passion for birds, these mean little bullies are no longer welcome on this harmonious farm. Even if they do return I believe our killdeer population has definitely outnumbered what they used to be and maybe they could work something out.
My next objective here is to help the little traveling hummingbirds find the acre of lavender yummyness. They have returned like they do every year to the trusty feeders we have in the woods. Although lavender is said to be a favorite of hummingbirds, I have come to the conclusion that since we have no blooms early season when the scouts are around, they are missing what is there for them the rest of the year. I had wanted to get the feeders closer to the field for them, but may have missed my early season opportunity for that. Hopefully with the helpful watch of visitors to our farm this year we will see that they have discovered it on their own! I’m excited to see if we gain these tiny marvels to the fields as well.
The simplicity of the birds, and the way they bring so much joy into every day field work is such a simple blessing that could easily be overlooked if there was not so much work to do out there! No matter how much rush, or business, or list of things I am not sure how to accomplish before the next day is in my head, soaking in the sweet songs of the birds instantly melts it all away. So with the bucketful of nightcrawlers in the kitchen and the luminous moon peaking through the cloudy sky, Its time to get some rest, and look forward to what will come as the season moves on.
Blog by "Kym Prell"
Posted by Mike @ 06:45 PM EDT
24 Apr · Fri 2009
Peaceful Acres loves to share and enjoy the beauty of lavender . Choose your favorite variety and help us decide next years 4 acre planting. The farm currently grows 8 variety's of lavender. If you have a New cold weather lavender angustifolia variety and would like to share it, please do so I would love hearing from lavender lovers!
LAVANDULA STOECHAS ('Spanish lavender')
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (L. vera, L. officinalis, true lavender, L. spica, Dutch lavender, English lavender)
These are known as English lavenders. One of the largest lavender species, it contains the most winter-hardy and colorful varieties. Some are small enough for the rock garden, others large enough to make a statement! The earliest lavenders to bloom in the garden, most will bloom in June or July and again in August and September.
Lavandula x Intermedia 'GROSSO'
Plant height: 28"
Flowering height: 40"
Bud 'Grosso' was discovered in France in 1972. At the time, L x intermedia 'Abrialii' was commonly grown for oil, and being affected by disease. Someone noticed how healthy the 'Grosso' plants were, and gradually it became the popular commercial variety.
Lavandula angustifolia 'ENGLISH' (L. vera, L. officinalis, true lavender, L. spica, Dutch lavender, English lavender)Plant height: 18"
Flowering height: 24"
Bud 'TWICKLE PURPLE'
Plant height: 24-38"
Flowering height: 34-40"
Bud 'NANA' ('Dwarf White,' 'Baby White')
Plant height: 12-16"
Flowering height: 14-20"
Plant height: 24-48"
Flowering height: 30-35"
Bud 'LADY' ('Lavender Lady')
Plant height: 16-20"
Flowering height: 20-24'
Bud 'Munstead,' they bred the plants until they produced lavender that would grow true to type from seed and bloom in the first year. This is quite an achievement, as most lavenders, whether started as cuttings or from seed, bloom in the second year. To achieve bloom in the first year, you need to start the seed indoors in January or February. It benefits from pruning to keep its size and shape.
Lavandula angustifolia 'HIDCOTE' ('Hidcote Blue,' 'Hidcote purple')
Plant height: 24-48"
Flowering height: 28-32"
Bud 'MUNSTEAD' ('Munstead Blue,' 'Munstead Dwarf')
Plant height: 12-16"
Flowering height: 16-20"
Bud 'Munstead' is the most winter hardy of all the lavenders. Although shown here as winter hardy to zone 5. Grown since the early 1900's. Flowers tend to appear bunched in a group about 1" long at the top of the flower spike.
All about "Growing Lavender" purchase on our website or our Lavender Gift Shop.
Posted by Mike @ 08:51 AM EDT
23 Apr · Thu 2009
The farm has over 1200 plants ready for the fields beginning of May!
CERTIFIED ORGANIC produce this year includes Tomatoes of many kinds, tomatillos, peppers, squash, watermelon, orange sherbert melon, lavender, sweet marjoram, mint, onions, potatoes, lettuce, chives, basil, broccoli, green beans, snap peas, & spinach.
For the 2010 season red & black raspberry's, strawberry's, & blueberry's will be available for HANDPICK.
Peace, Love and Lavender!!!!
Posted by Mike @ 11:53 AM EDT
22 Apr · Wed 2009
Calling for all LOCAL WOMEN to come enjoy a FULL MOON GATHERING with me here among the shooting Lavender fields.
Friday May 8, 6pm Potluck (bring a dish or drink to share), bring a chair or blanket, any smudging herbs and in site to the phase of the moon.
THIS FULL MOON in Scorpio!
Moons are the right time for bringing in the new. Full Moons are the right time
for celebrating and reveling in successes.
Call Kym 937-944-0095
See you soon!
Posted by Mike @ 02:54 PM EDT
This is by far one of the most delicious Lavender Pork chop meals we have had!
4 pork loin or rib chops, about 3/4-inch thick
In a small bowl, combine salt, pepper, lavender, thyme, rosemary, and olive oil; rub mixture onto the pork chops. Cover the chops with plastic wrap and let sit 1 to 2 hours at room temperature.
Preheat barbecue grill. Place pork chops onto hot grill. Cover barbecue with lid, open any vents, and grill 4 to 5 minutes; turn and grill an additional 3 to 4 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 155°F on a meat thermometer. Remove from barbecue and serve.
Makes 4 servings.
Posted by Mike @ 02:28 PM EDT
21 Apr · Tue 2009
We have made it through all the complicated paperwork for our ORGANIC certification. All our Lavender, Produce, Woodlot, Soaps & Lotion will be certified by summer! The 20 farm acres fit all requirements. The years of documentation & no cigarette butts paid off.
I just can't believe how involved certification is. It felt like we were buying another house.
I'll make a deal, the first person to find a cigarette butt on the property gets a $50 gift card to our gift shop!!
Let the game begin?
Posted by Mike @ 11:26 AM EDT [ Comments  ]
Sponsored by Peaceful Acres Lavender Farm
WHEN: Saturday & Sunday, June 20, 21, 2009
WHERE: Peaceful Acres Lavender Farm, 2391 Martinsville Rd, Martinsville, OH 45146
TIME: 10am - 11pm Saturday, Sunday 10am - 7pm
COST: FREE admittance, Fees apply for Adult craft workshops and handpick.
CONTACT: Contact Kym Prell
Farm Tel. 513-322-2415, or Cell 937-944-0149
Peaceful Acres Lavender Farm will host Clinton County's first annual Lavender Field Day. The fields are filled with an acre of many different varieties of lavender in Full bloom and here for Handpick visitors. Daily workshops will be held for adults and children. Family matters on our farm so feel free to bring the young ones to many of our workshops.
Child workshops are FREE and include Herb Sachet making , Chicken feeding , Giant sling shots, Nature Trails, and Recycled Instruments. Please Pre-register.
Adult workshops include Lavender Wreath, Lavender Wand crafting, and Gourd Instrument crafting. Also learn how to build raised beds utilizing recycled materials. Pre-registration required. Please contact us for cost.
Peaceful Acres is located .2 mile from the Historic Martinsville Rd. Covered Bridge. Come out handpick lavender and spend the day with nature! You will be amazed what wild life can bring to our fields. This is a don't miss invitation, our farms magic is peaked on this weekend so rain or shine the farm is still here! BRING YOUR CAMERA or Anything to draw, paint, write while you have fun......and enjoy what nature has to offer on Ohio's Largest Lavender Farm!"It is a great thing to see, a farm taking recyclable trash and using it for their construction projects. Especially the Earthship Biotecture we have been building that is now close to completion. This place is going to be great," says Jason, Earthship Biotech.
Posted by Mike @ 11:21 AM EDT [ Comments  ]