As summer arrives, all the previous season's preparations culminate in a flurry of activity across the property. From preparing the fields and turning in cover crops to laying out rows in the fields for planting and laying drip tape for effective watering, our dedicated farmers have been preparing for the arrival of our favorite season. There's no doubt our beloved lavender fields get most of the attention as the plants begin to flower, but the farm is busy tending to even more than lavender. We're excited to share what else is going on during this special time of year.
Today marks the feast day of San Ysidro, the patron saint of farmers, gardeners and laborers. An important figure around the farm, his remarkable story has been told for centuries. Ysidro and his wife, Maria, were poor farm laborers who went to mass every morning before going to work. Yet despite the hours of lost labor, the fields and plants were as well cared for as those of other laborers. When other farm workers became envious and told the landowner, it was discovered that while Ysidro and Maria were praying at mass, an angel was plowing their fields for them.
Summer, it's our favorite season.
We are so delighted to usher in our favorite season on the farm. As summer arrives and our beloved lavender fields begin to showcase their shades of purple, life on the farm starts buzzing with excitement.
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Dr. Armin Rembe - Doctor, Collector, Farmer, Preservationist, Master Beekeeper and beloved patriarch of the Rembe family, died peacefully at age 86 on Sunday, April 25, surrounded by his loving family at their home, the historic Los Poblanos Ranch.