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Just call me your Budget Barista. I have been married for 20 years to the best man on this planet. He's sweet, caring, kind, but most of all he makes me laugh. We have Three adorable kids. A beautiful sweet pea girl, A 'superman' boy, and a love bug baby girl. We just love that we live where people vacation...where the ocean meets the sky. We live a wonderful life. I love my life and I thank Christ for giving it to me. Some random things about me are I enjoy baking, quilting, paper crafting, jewelry making, scrapbooking, and loving on my family. I am a Princess in the Kingdom of the King of Kings, diet coke drinking baby kisser. We are a homeschooling family but are part of a hybrid program where the children attend a 'classroom' 2 days a week and we do the rest at home. It's a blast. We also love to vacation and explore God's world around us. I think that's enough for now. :-)

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Friday, April 22, 2011

Keys Creek Lavender Farm

Keys Creek Lavender Farm:

OPENING DAY for 2011 falls on Friday, April 29th this year! 

 OPEN in May and June only from 10am to 4pm - FREE Walking Tours at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Each year they open their doors so that visitors may experience the incredible scent and glorious sights of lavender in bloom. Most of Their lavender blooms in May and June so it's then that we open from 10-4 every Friday, Saturday and Sunday to share this beauty with the public. We have distillation demonstrations, various speakers and vendors as well as classes and workshops.
Keys Creek Lavender Farm is located in northern San Diego County. The farm is San Diego's counties only USDA certified organic lavender farm.  About two dozen varieties of lavender are grown on the 8 acres lavender farm. After harvesting the lavender is processed into a variety of products which are available for purchase at the farm gift store. Lavender products include lavender infused pure honey, fragrance bags, essential oil, massage oil and just about any other item that can be made with lavender. The drive to Keys Creek Lavender Farm is an adventure its self. Once you turn off onto Keys Creek Road your going to wonder where is the place. You will need to travel about a mile an half on a bumpy dirt road before you see the lavender fields. Once you arrive you will know the trip was well worth it. The terrain of the farm is quite hilly and it may not be suitable for people with limited mobility. The farm gift shop is close to the parking area and they also have a golf cart to give you a ride if needed. Keys Creek Lavender Farm is a wonderful destination for a spring off the beaten path day trip.
Directions to Keys Creek Lavender Farm : ORANGE COUNTY: Take 1-5 South, exit Hwy 76 East. Go for 10 miles turn right at East Vista Way. Turn left at Gopher Canyon and go for 5 miles. Turn right at Champagne Blvd. (old Hwy 395) and turn left at Old Castle Rd. Take Old Castle Rd. for 5½ miles and at the bottom of the hill turn left at Lilac Rd. Go just over 2 miles and turn right at Old Lilac / Keys Creek Rd. (it's past a quaint farm stand). Continue forward to remain on Keys Creek Road and go for 1½ miles. Taking special care not to turn onto any other road or driveway. Follow the signs and you'll be just fine.  The Lavender Fields (12460 Keys Creek Rd.) is about 1.5 miles down on the left side. (760) 742-3844