Our Story

Why a Lavender Field?

An Idea Is Born

The concept was simple...let’s buy a few lavender plants, just enough to make a few wreaths and sachets, plus it will and help the endangered bumblebees at the same time! After all, it can’t be that difficult to grow. Memories of the lavender plants that thrived near our front porch and the bumblebees that covered them convinced my mom and I to go for it!

Several years ago, my husband and I, both transplants from the east side of Cincinnati, purchased a 4 acre plot of land near our home in lovely, rural California Kentucky. This property has many purposes including being the home to about 30 chickens, 3 goats and 3 cats! We are even seriously considering adding beehives this year!

For our first attempt to grow lavender we picked a sunny spot and carefully planted our first 70 plants. Months later we found out the hard way that lavender does not like rich soil or a lot of water. That summer happened to be one of the wettest on record for our area, only about 10 plants survived!

But we weren’t ready to give on this idea up yet, it just motivated us all the more! So one cold winter day, upon browsing our suppliers website, and admittedly, with a bad case of “cabin fever”.......there were just so many beautiful varieties of lavender to choose from....I did what anyone would do....I ordered some of each!

The lavender plugs were shipped and the fun began! Now we knew what we were doing! We had truckloads of sand brought in to make the proper soil mixture. My husband, The Stonemaster, used the bobcat to make raised rows for our lavender. After a few hot, steamy weekends of work our lavender field was planted. Wow, a huge accomplishment!

Last year we were pleasantly surprised at how much our lavender field yielded and all the different varieties. Our plants look exceptional so far this year and we plan a lavender pick in June. We invite you out to pick and share the beauty of our lavender field!

Our Team

We Love Our Lavender Field!

Kelly Schauff

Lavender Farmer

Blessed mother & wife.  IT Professional by day, hobby farmer on nights and weekends!  Enjoys spending time with family & friends at the lavender field with the chickens, goats and bees!  

Cindy Cappel

Lavender Farmer

Proud mother, grandmother. Retired professional who enjoys spending time in the sunshine with her family and friends in the  beauty of the lavender field she inspired!

Ad​am Schauff

Stone Specialist, Handyman, and Oil Painter

Awesome father & husband.  Creativity that transforms stones into amazing outdoor  hardscape & landscape design. 

Skilled handyman and outdoor assistant to The Lavender Field with all heavy lifting and anything involving big machinery.

Hidden talent for oil painting masterpieces!