Central Oregon Lavender, Honey & Hay
SunLife – A Balanced Choice
Welcome to SunLife Farm and Ranch
Located just outside of Prineville at the foothills of the Ochoco Mountains in Central Oregon, is SunLife Farm and Ranch with certified 100% organic lavender plants.
An incredible 160 acres of mixed farming and ranch land offering incredible distant views of Three Sisters and Mt. Bachelor rising up out of the Cascade mountain range. Our farming operation covers 55 irrigated acres using fresh water from the Ochoco reservoir’s mountain runoff supply. Our ranch has a unique sanctuary plan to cover the remaining 105 acres of natural pristine terrain. We’re focused on living the Sun Life with nature, crops and animals.
Sun Life Bees and Ochoco Honey
Bees increase crop yields by pollination and are needed worldwide.
Managing bees is a satisfying part of our operations here at SunLife.
We started with two Russian Honey bee colonies. Growing soon.
We share our honey yields with you and our bees. It’s natural.
Our processing plan with BroadUs Bees assures master quality yields.
Local honey consumption is GREAT for its many medicinal properties.
Russian Honey Bee's
Our Russian Honey Bee colonies are newly in and setting up their operations in two hives. We are extremely excited as we have dreamed of beekeeping for years. With our organic lavender plants arriving this summer, we anticipate an easy transition into the beautiful world of bees. Our partnership with Bend Oregon master commercial beekeeper Jimmy Wilkie at Broadus Bees assures us that we’re in great hands for delivering exceptional honey based products from SunLife Farm for years to come.
SunLife Farm and Ochoco Lavender
Become a part of the experience as we transform our land into a full lavender echinacea and natural orchard grass farm. We planted our first 1200 fully certified 100% organic lavender plants in June 2020. Follow us on social media as we chronicle our journey in becoming another Premier Lavender provider in Central Oregon as Ochoco Lavender at SunLife Farm and Ranch.
Next up, we’ll be preparing our processing areas, installing our distillation equipment and erecting greenhouses to support our propagation and wholesale operations for 2021 and beyond..
Follow our farm, ranch and Lavender operations from our social media outlets. We find farming fun and exciting! Catch our first annual harvest party. Sure to be a hit!
Wild Horses at Sun Life Ranch
As we prepare our ranch operations, we are opting for the less traditional. The only cows you’ll find are ones that we saved to live out a full and protected life span. It’s about cows, goats and more. If we can save them and we have room. We will.
See for yourself.
A Central Oregon Sanctuary In the Making
In addition to our pleasure horses, we will play a role in saving by adoption from the Wild Horse programs in the western states.
Every Farm and Ranch Has to Have Its Dogs
In Central Oregon, farming and ranching is a 24/7 job, at least for us. It’s our job to chase after sage rats “ground gophers” that are in our fields. We do what we call “dig and disrupt”. That’s when we chase them back into their hole, then dig deep to disrupt their little homes beneath. We don’t believe in using poison to get rid of them, and quite frankly we have yet to catch one, but it sure makes for fun entertainment.
We are the busy ones as it’s our job to promote lavender products that are pet friendly and made for pets.
We choose to call it our “Labender” products in honor of our senior founder Tango “BuzzBee” Fox.
Our other Sun Life Dogs are Boots aka “BootyDavis” and Biscuit aka “Frog the Dog”.
We are thankful to the many great resources that have been instrumental in getting us off on the right foot as a newly active farming business. From our real estate purchase to educational seminars, farm mentoring, equipment, products, custom farm services, commerce support and marketing arms to support our growth.