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Hoax

by Lavender Lori Parr - on Thursday, March 23, 2017
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I've been thinking about stigmata. The Christians call it the 'wounds of Christ'. Lately, a week before my period, my right palm itches. I have forever attributed this to there being a check in the mail. But the money has failed to show up these last couple times, and this itch is different.  

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Italia Uno

by Lavender Lori Parr - on Sunday, March 05, 2017
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I'm set out on a pilgrimage to light a candle for my very missed, right hand farm assisting, lavender comrade, shot gun riding, (8 months now deceased) angel dog Jeddie at the very place where the Patron Saint of Animals and the Environment received his stigmata due to his devotion. The man used to meditate in a cave below the monastery and I did the same. 

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Italia Introduction

by Lavender Lori Parr - on Sunday, February 26, 2017
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Hello friends and family! Many of you are subscribers to my quarterly newsletter Earth Nurture. I have always enjoyed writing it and sharing it with you but this past year/volume 21 (21 years I've been writing it) came across much like any 21 year old; unfettered, careless, irresponsible...in fact it didn't even show up when and where it was supposed to be. Had she shown up it would have been with stringy hair and tattered clothes.I know many of you have paid money for a yearly subscription and I have not forgotten that, and that will be honored. 

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Eating Roadkill: A Weird But Legal Way to Save Money on Groceries!

by Lavender Lori Parr - on Wednesday, January 14, 2015
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This is not something I typically do, but wouldn’t neglect it all-together after researching for the article. Thanks Penny Hoarder! Please take a moment to read it. I could earn some bonus $ for page views. I appreciate your support!

http://www.thepennyhoarder.com/eating-roadkill/  

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Earth Nurture, Volume 18, Number 4, Winter

by Lavender Lori Parr - on Tuesday, December 02, 2014
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Earth Nurture Newsletter has an intimate subscriber-ship whom I am slowly converting to digital. For those who still receive it in hard copy by pony express,  

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Bradford Folk bringing new band to Ruby Jewel Jamboree

by Lavender Lori Parr - on Monday, October 20, 2014
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Musicians go to Nashville to be inspired, learn new tricks. They come in from the wilderness of their self-absorbed isolation, willing to expose how much they don’t know. This is a trick for already-great musician, as they must first admit what they do not know, then force themselves to mix and mingle with the masses of various talent. And then dare to make music in the same town, the same buildings where Johnny Cash, and the Father of Bluegrass – Bill Monroe - did. They hope to learn through exposures and from fine-tuned musicality, but oft, as Bradford Lee Folk explains, are instead deeply humbled. 

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Under the Stars & Bathing | Elephant Journal

by Lavender Lori Parr - on Wednesday, October 01, 2014
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In my early ’20s I was vagabonding around The West, searching for the meaning to my life. 

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Ruby Jewel Jamboree presents The Kathy Kallick Band Tour

by Lavender Lori Parr - on Wednesday, March 05, 2014
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Ruby Jewel Jamboree kicks off it’s 2014 season with the Kathy Kallick Band Tour.

Kathy Kallick has been making bluegrass music for 40 years, since 1975. In what was then a male predomination, with the likes of David Grisman, Bill Monroe, Tony Rice, and Ricky Skaggs it is a wonder a woman could get a lick in edgewise. Yet that year, Kathy along with four other woman cofounded a band that would play together for 20 years; The Good Ol’ Persons consisted of Kathy Kallick, Sue Shelasky, Barbara Mendelsohn, Dorothy Baxter, and Laurie Lewis. Laurie Lewis and Kathy, both living in the Bay Area, still collaborate. 

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My Book - Lavender Farming: Secrets from a Hard Row Hoed in Western Montana

by Lavender Lori Parr - on Monday, March 03, 2014
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In my documentation of the last 14 years I now realize I have been writing this quintessential guide to farming lavender in cold climates the entire time I have been farming the fragrant purple herb. I am a natural chronicler and have taken studious notes while farming. 

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Jed, the Farm Dog

by Lavender Lori Parr - on Wednesday, January 01, 2014
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Best help ever! 

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Author Lavender Lori Parr

About Lavender Lori Parr

Lavender Lori was recently described by a friend as elegant and rugged. Elegant is a stretch but rugged sums it up.

She never was one to play by society's rules or let anybody tell her what to do. And when others thought her a fool for trying something outside the box of normal reality she did it just to prove to herself that it could be done. She has bucked systems most of her life. Some might call her fiercely independent. She is, without a doubt self reliant and self sufficient and maybe stricken with a light case of LFWS - Lonely Farm Woman Syndrome due to circumstances that led to her sudden uprooting to different living quarters, a 90 mile round trip from her base town of Missoula, Montana.

She is the pioneer for growing a couple types of lavender that were never before tried in Montana, distills her own brand of essential oils and hydrosols, and teaches workshops on various topics.