FarmetteLife was founded to provide local products, developed and produced with care in small, focused batchs. My specialty herbs and lavender are carefully selected and cultivated to ensure the highest quality using only regionally appropriate plants. The recipes for my artisan soaps, bath minerals, body lotions and balms are each designed, created and packaged by me and use only pure, natural ingredients. The honey is produced from bees in hives located here on the farm, using nectar gathered from my herb gardens, vegetable gardens and fruit orchards.
My farm, TurkeyCrest, is the platform for my business, gardens and everyday life. Along with a circa 1799 Virginia homestead, the land provides the perfect environment for growing small scale, regionally selected products. On the farm, there is a pond for watering the animals, an old equipment shed/tobacco barn for drying herbs, a large metal silo for storage, three pastures for grass raised beef and pastured pigs as well as wooded acres that host a variety of wildlife.
By focusing on small scale farming, I am able to select only the best suited items for growing in our agricultural zone. My products are simple, naturally grown and are produced in small batches - fresh and dried lavender, organic herbs for cooking and teas, dried flowers for floral arrangements, several varieties of potpourri, soaps, salts, raw honey from happy bees and bird houses.
As part of the day to day happenings on the farm, I often take advantage of opportunities to capture country life and the surrounding wildlife on digital media. These images include blooming flowers, farm animals, visits from wildlife and gardening successes or challenges. Each represents a unique moment and serves as a reminder that each day, living on a farm is always interesting and rewarding.