All About lil o' Me

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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. :-)

Monday, June 13, 2011

New Oak Ranch Ojia

Welcome to Bill and Karen Evenden's New Oak Ranch, a family farm committed to growing quality lavender, Ojai Pixie Tangerines, olives and walnuts.  Located in rural southern California, less than 20 miles from the Pacific, the setting is definitely Mediterranean … spectacular mountains, brilliant sunshine, clear blue skies and generous soil. Surrounded by national forest and large ranches, our 24 acres provide perfect pastoral serenity.
Using ecologically responsible farming methods, we cultivate all of our crops with the consumer in mind. We believe that we are merely short-term caretakers of the land and respect the soil, air and water upon which we, and future generations, depend.  Our goal is to produce exceptional lavender products, superior olive oil, sweet and petite Ojai Pixie tangerines and tasty walnuts under the watchful eyes of visitors to our ranch. U-Pick Lavender during the lavender season (usually mid-June through end of July). Offering farm visits and farm tours.

Facts: U-Pick Lavender at New Oak Ranch
· U-Pick Lavender begins the weekend of June 19th and runs through the weekend of July 31st.
· Hours are Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
· To visit during the week, or anytime throughout the year, please call (805) 640-1189.
· Admission to the Ranch is FREE but there is a $5.00 per bunch cutting fee.
· New Oak Ranch is located below the Ojai Foundation at 9599 Ojai-Santa Paula Road – just 6 miles east of Ojai and 12 miles west of Santa Paula.