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Getting a new Roof!!!

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We have been busily working on the big barn’s interior to contain our new shop. As spring is getting ready to make its appearance, we finally got on someone’s schedule to replace the roof. Nice and dry now. And the second solid oak floors are stellar. Cant wait to show you.

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@The Winter HobNob Market

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TFI Lavender will have a booth in the old exhibitition hall on the Illinois State Fairgrounds at the Hobnob Winter Market November 19th & 20th. Find us on the second floor with lots of goodies for the holidays.

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Preparing for Winter

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Rather than covering the lavender this year, we decided to add a wind break to control the intensity of the cold winds. We ended up using a silt fence and then fortified the stakes with another board so we wedged the fabric between 2 boards providing greater strength.

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The Frost Has Come

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November 2019 – The frost has arrived. We cut done the wildflower patches preparing them for next year. We dead headed several of the flowers to spread them to the thinners areas. Collected one last vase full of flowers for the year.

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Time to Prune Again

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Another season of growing lavender is ending. The cold air is right around the corner. It is time to trim the plants down and shape them for next year. As we are pruning the corn is also being shelled. The corn and lavender coexisting in harmony.

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The Beauty of Lavender

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July 2019 – All during the season, lavender in our area seems to bloom again several times and also depending on the variety. The colors are amazing, and the scent can be overwhelming(well you carry home a full car). Seek us out at the local farmers markets and enjoy. Watch our Instagram and Facebook account […]

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Renovation Update

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August 2019 – The renovation is progessing. Installed a new water line for the bldg and put in new windows. We built some new shutters for the exterior but were also able to salvage and refinish some old windows doors as well to be used in the interior. Our next step to power wash the […]

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Dairy Barn Renovation Starts

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July 2019 – The Tenderloin Farms Lavender location has an old, old dairy barn. A wonderful old OAK structure when want to use as we open the farm to the public. But years of cows has taken its toll. The exterior gets needed brick work to patch any holes and doorways. The interior starts getting […]

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Wildflowers

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July 2019 – Year 2 of our wildflowers is yielding more perenials. Lots of cosmos as well but cant help enjoy the bold yellow of the black eyed susans. Plenty of monarchs enjoying the flowers as well.

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