This is Lavender Days at Young Living Farm. It is my favorite event of the year!
So, the first thing that we did when we got there was take a ride on the horse-drawn wagon, and I took pics as we went around the farm:
Medieval human-powered children's ride:
Teepees and some representatives of a local Indian Tribe (I don't remember which tribe though :/)
A view of one of my favorite mountain ranges:
Medieval style buildings:
The blacksmith shop:
Another medieval human-powered children's ride:
Old Western Town:
The human hamster balls:
These horses are massive! Seriously, dinner plate size hooves. Big and glossy black, beautiful horses!
I was sad that the wagon ride didn't include the herb field this year - I asked the driver and he said that the route had changed. Later on, I saw him in his wagon, waiting for people to ride, and he saw me walking by. I saw him turn and talk to his riding partner, and then called me over and asked if I still wanted to take that ride in the herb field. I did! So away we (both drivers, Matt, & I) went.
Chamomile, Sage, Melissa (Mint), Lavender, and many other herbs are in this field. When the chamomile is blooming, it smells like honey in these fields.
As we were driving, I noticed that a butterfly had landed on his back. I thought I remembered something about it being lucky for a butterfly to land on you, and I smiled, hoping that luck would follow this man who was kind enough to take me on my favorite loop of the farm :)
They dropped Matt and me off at the jousting tournament, and we went inside to find Steve and Michael. This is what we saw:
About 10 minutes before the festivities were over, we left. Good-bye old friend! See you next year.