Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Llamas To The Left Of Me...Trivets To The Right...Here I Am!
Well, actually, it was trivets to the left of me and llamas to the right and there I was--not exactly stuck in the middle, but situated in-between them as my booth neighbors at the Virginia Herb Festival at Sunflower Cottage Nursery in Middletown this past weekend. Three days of fun in the sweltering sun and, even with a tent for protection from the elements and plenty to drink, I now have a pretty good idea as to how a fried egg must feel when over-cooked!
There were also some very informative talks and presented close to my booth as well from speakers about edible flowers and healing herbs as well as cooking demonstrations from well known area restaurants like L'Auberge de Provecal in White Post, Virginia and One Block West in Winchester, Virginia. If you are a food groupie, you are already well acquainted with their fabulous fare. In short, Sunflower Cottage was a happening place and I was part of it for the entire weekend.
All in all, it was a good time for me at the Virginia Herb Fair, peddling my garden wares as a vendor, albeit a very hot and sticky one and also the last of the fairs for me until the end of summer. I always seem to have a lot of fun and I never miss an opportunity to talk about all of the fine qualities lavender has to offer. However, it's now time to focus on the tasks at hand in my own garden where the lavender is growing a bit impatient and beckoning me daily to come and harvest it in order to get ready for a new crop of fairs in the fall. There is never any rest for the weary around here but I love summer and high summer is just around the corner. Now it's time to enjoy the fruits of labor in my own garden
where there is only a big, friendly dog around who doesn't seem to have to steal the show--well, at least not all of the time.