I got to make two visits to the Niles, Michigan farm for a story I'm working on for Chicagoland Gardening Magazine. Lavender Hill Farm owner Martha Wilczynsk is always busy with the distilling, caring for the sheep or harvesting and cutting stems. (And those were just the things she did while we were there.) But she and store overseer Dee never make you feel hurried.
There is no other way to explain it than it's a lavender kind of life. It's one you can experience for awhile but keep remnants of for longer than if you'd gone most other places that are just an hour's drive.