A COMMENTARY FROM THE HEART

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As we say good-bye to June, I want to send a big SHOUT OUT to the lavender farms in Kansas!  Let’s take a tour of a lavender farm together!  One last look before the season ends…

Whether your goal is to create your own craft project or just take in the massive scent and muted hue of lavender, if you want to relax and have a good time, a visit to Lavender Farm is what the doctor ordered.

https://discoverlavender.wordpress.com/2011/06/17/lavender-on-the-high-plains-of-kansas/

Prairie Lavender Farm is in Bennington, KS.  Though they are a small farm, they are dedicated to growing and developing the highest quality lavender and lavender products from the High Plains Prairie.  They offer over 80 bath and beauty products, culinary items along with their wonderful lavender.  They have over 4,000 plants of 9 different varieties!  They welcome visitors, but request that you call first.

http://www.prairielavenderfarm.com/photos.html

There’s another nice lavender farm close to Topeka, KS.  Ingwerson Lavender Farm was once a traditional farm with cattle and hay, but Jim and Mary gave up a couple of acres and began growing lavender.

Washington Creek Lavender is in Lawrence, KS.  They have a great website with handmade products at reasonable prices.  I like the lavender pottery they make!

http://www.washingtoncreeklavender.com/

Do you know someone who is hyperactive and has a difficult time shutting down at night?  Why is everyone saying MY name?  No, no…  I mean someone in your family or a friend – LOL!!!  Wouldn’t it be nice to get them an eye pillow infused with lavender scent?  Lavender has a calming quality and may help them drift off into dreamland.

You know I love baskets, but a basket with lavender inside is especially gorgeous!  I happened to find a photo that spoke to me.  I asked Lucinda Berry Hill if she would write a poem for the photo and she graciously agreed to do so.  It’s so purty…  I knew it would be!  LAVENDER IN A BASKET

God’s gifts are all fantastic…  that’s true.  One of the best gifts He gave Kansas was its lavender farms!  🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BACON DAY

TL 12-30 BACON DAY

12-30 BACON, EGGS & COFFEE

We plan, we toil, we suffer – in the hope of what?  A camel-load of idol’s eyes?  The title deeds of Radio City?  The empire of Asia?  A trip to the moon?  No, no, no, no.  Simply to wake just in time to smell coffee and bacon and eggs.  – J.B. Priestly

There are bad words that begin with the letter B.  We won’t be reviewing those here – I’ll not waste time, gray matter or space to dignify those words.  I will, however, let you know one word that starts with B that will make you smile and want to heat up the skillet – BACON!!!

Today is BACON DAY!  Did you know bacon had a special day?  Well – it does!  Most Americans feel downright patriotic about bacon!

What is patriotism but the love of the food one ate as a child?  – Lin Yutang

We don’t eat a lot of bacon since my husband had a heart attack a few years ago, but once in a while we use common sense and moderation with some foods, bacon being one of them.  Through the years I have seen some pretty weird things that have a bacon scent, such as:

 CANDLES

AIR FRESHENERS FOR CARS

TOOTHPASTE

ADHESIVE BANDAGES

SOAP…

just to name a few! 

There’s just something about the smell of bacon, isn’t there?  Oh – and have you seen the DIET COKE WITH BACON, or the BACON FLAVORED TOOTHPICKS?  If you can come up with a product that smells or tastes like bacon, you have a hit on your hands for sure!

Here is a Bacon Day Q & A:

Wasn’t that helpful and informative?  So what will you do to celebrate Bacon Day?  I thought of writing a poem, but all I heard was the sound of crickets in my head – so I just took a nap instead.  I was going to ask my friend Lucinda to write a poem about bacon, but I was afraid she would call the Wichita chapter of the men in the white coats to come and take me away.  I’m just kidding, she wouldn’t do that.

I did find this…

Wow – he’s really passionate about his bacon, eh? I think Lucinda and I should recite our poetry with bongo drums.  LOL!

And yeah – there’s a song about makin’ bacon pancakes.  Hee hee (hiccup – oh, sorry!)  Not bad manners, just good bacon…  😉

Well, I know that fried bacon is a temptation all by itself, but I like this recipe:

 http://youtu.be/Zg3HkXaKm0s

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It’s not too late to order your copy of Lucinda Berry Hill’s new devotional book!  Everybody needs a new devotional book to begin this new year, right?

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Click on the link below to get your copy!

http://bookstore.westbowpress.com/Products/SKU-000952694/A-Second-Cup-with-Jesus.aspx