We just returned from the beautiful hill country of Central Texas where Joe, Molly Brown and I attended the Southwest Lavender Conference in Kerrville. It was worth driving down there in February and I have to say the roads were in better condition than we could hope for. We drove south on Hwy 550 through snowy Silverton and then onto Albuquerque.
|Joe and I in front of Silverton Visitor Center|
We drove into west Texas where it was 90 degrees and sunny in Fort Stockton. What a treat in the middle of winter! Finally arrived in Kerrville and happy to be staying at one of the most beautiful and unique hotels we have ever seen. The Y O Resort is one of a kind hotel. The staff was wonderful and Molly gave it a “paws-up” for good grass and great walking paths.
|In front of the Y.O. Resort in Kerrville, Texas|
|The Y.O. Resort lobby|
Chelita Riley, president of the Texas Lavender Association and Cathy Slaughter of Gabriel Valley Farms organized the event and by all accounts was very successful. I met people from Texas, Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Nebraska, Maryland, Puerto Rico and Brazil! There were quite a few new lavender farmers in attendance as well which is very encouraging. It looks like lavender is where vineyards were 20 years ago.