United States Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Trip Report Paradise Found Fiber Farm - Clinton, WA

My wife and I had an extra day north of Seattle on a recent trip to the northwest by car. The receptionist in the hotel in Mukilteo suggested we take the ferry from there over to Whidbey Island for the day. We found a brochure on the tourist rack in the Boeing Future of Flight and Boeing Tour Visitor Center called Whidbey's Country Farms. Our first stop on the island is called Paradise Found Fiber Farm.

It was a Thursday and we gambled by just dropping in. The brochure says they are open year round and to call or come by on chance Monday through Friday. We're glad we did.

Mary Donaty is recently widowed but is certainly not alone on the farm. She has close to 40 alpacas and llamas in addition to Pygora goats and she cares for them all lovingly. She gave us close to an hour of her time and showed us the animals and told us more about them than we had ever known. We were fascinated and delighted by the information she shared with us. She runs a non-breeding farm and is not a rescue farm either (though she does have some rescue animals). Mary also operates a small shop featuring products she has made from the fibers she collects. She is charming, personable, and full involved in what she does.

You can best learn more about her and how and when to visit by looking at her website: www.paradisefoundfiber.com. She has no idea that I'm posting this item.

Mary does not charge admission and did not request money from us for her time or the visit. We were very happy to donate some money to the operation to help feed her family of well-cared for "pets."

No Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report I am "The Prince of Tides"
  2. 2 Trip Report Antelope Canyon, Best Friends, Bryce, Zion trip report
  3. 3 New York accommodation - apartment for family needed (winter)
  4. 4 New Orleans in November - too cool?
  5. 5 Orlando for Work
  6. 6 camaro hire in waikiki
  7. 7 DiBruno Brothers - what should I buy?
  8. 8 How to dress in Vegas
  9. 9 Need suggestions: 6-day Thanksgiving trip Seattle,Portland,Vancouver(maybe)
  10. 10 Las vegas-Zion-Bryce-Antelope
  11. 11 Broadway Fall and Winter 2014/15
  12. 12 Trip Report Trip Report: An Intoxicating Birthday Day-Trip in Napa
  13. 13 Need good hotel for couple with teen daughter for 2 nights: shopping, plays, not over $600. Which???
  14. 14 charlotte
  15. 15 Ski Season Underway in Colorado
  16. 16 Tennessee Alabama Louisiana
  17. 17 Ideas for short driving tour around Washington DC, please
  18. 18 Sonoma or napa?
  19. 19 USA trip
  20. 20 Black Hills Trip Report
  21. 21 Nashville TN to Newark NJ
  22. 22 sleepy hollow NY......what to do????
  23. 23 Driving around Grand Canyon NP?
  24. 24 Trip Report Cape Cod in October
  25. 25 Air Connections on Maui
View next 25 » Back to the top