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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."

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