Summer is now here and it is great to see so many people visiting the farm. The Alpacas are proving to be very popular and are enjoying the attention. We are getting close to harvest time, so the following dates are important.
Sat 7th, Sun 8th, Monday 9th are open (10am-4pm).
Tues 10th and Wed 11th we are closed
Thurs 12th, Fri 13th, Sat 14th are open (10am-4pm)
Sun 15th we are closed .
We will be harvesting the following week, so this weekend (7th &8th) and next weekend (14th) will be the last weekends for visiting the flowering fields.
We processed the first batch of lavender this weekend (from a farm in Dargaville) and all went well- the smell of lavender oil no permeates the barn! In the attached photo you can see the separator in action. 100% pure oil comes out on the left and hydrosol (lavender water-1% oil 99% water) is flowing out the right.