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Monday, June 28, 2010

Le Lavandou

The Lavandou Lavender Farm

by Louise G. de Tonnancour

Under stormy skies, Denise Morissette and I set out on Monday June 28, 2010 at 9:45 AM for Le Lavandou in Franklin in that wonderful region of Quebec called the “Suroît”. (Southwest part of the province, near the US border). Forty-five minutes later we arrived at destination and met with other rug-hooking friends: Brenda Ticehurst, Denise Vandenbemden, Maureen Rowe, Lynn Jackson, Lois Morris and her husband, Derek.

André Librex, artist and horticulturist, is the owner of this lavender farm. He established it some twenty years ago and, by dint of care and perseverance, it was the first to flourish in this province. Our host gave us a gracious and warm welcome and entertained us with a most informative talk about his work. Just then the weather cleared and we were able to picnic and hook outdoors all afternoon. As the chairperson for the special events for our guild, I am very pleased with the outcome of this day, a bit off the beaten path, to mark our 35th anniversary.