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Thank you for your support and interest in Clear Creek Lavender since 2003. Denise and I are both happy that we undertook this project. Clear Creek Lavender introduced us to the responsibility, triumph, and heartache of being our own bosses, gave us an increased respect for Mother Nature, and probably most importantly brought us into the circle of independent craftspeople who do what they love not for material rewards, but because they can’t not do what they feel compelled to do. Customers who understand and appreciate unique talents are essential to these small businesses, and we've made many friends from our customers. Speaking for myself, I’ve learned more about myself in this endeavor than in anything I’ve done prior to dropping the plow in 2002.
As of 2012, we are no longer focusing on Clear Creek Lavender. For several years we have been exploring Denise’s natural talent and enthusiasm for knitting and dyeing natural fibers, and many of you have seen Lost City Knits yarns for sale alongside Clear Creek Lavender goods. We have decided to focus our work there as we feel that we cannot do either task well if we try to do both.
The summer of 2011 was very hard for people who work outdoors, and that heat wave influenced our decision. But growing lavender in Oklahoma’s climate is tough even in an average year. We had great luck for several years, but we tried to get too big too quickly. Our field had some fungus infestations which can be a problem for all lavender plants, but can especially wreak havoc on a mass planting as the fungus easily spreads. It’s been a couple of years since we’ve had a huge field.
The products we make here on the farm, such as the soap and shea butter, have continued to be successful, and we know they will be missed by loyal customers. We have a small inventory remaining, and you should check our Products page for deals. If we do get industrious and make more, you’ll see it here on our Products page.
Thanks again for your interest and support. The same human spirit that led us into Clear Creek Lavender is now taking us towards Lost City Knits. We’re both excited about the new endeavor.
Chris Dykes and Denise Bell