The Corner Chronicle
Chimacum, Washington, Wednesday September 19, 2018
August 31st, 2011 by Katy McCoy

by Katy McCoy

Get ready . . . there’re coming up, the 9th annual Jefferson County WSU Farm Tour (Sunday, Sept 18th) and . . . the same weekend, the 3rd annual Olympic Peninsula Fiber Farm Tour (Sat and Sun, Sept 17th and 18th).  Both events are open from 10am-4pm.  The tour is bigger than ever with 18 farms representing fiber, produce, dairy, meat, and shellfish!  I know my strategy will be to do the fiber farms on Saturday and to then to hit the rest on Sunday.

One exciting way to do the farm tour is by bike on the “Tour de Fermes” put together by the Port Townsend Bicycle Association.  They suggest a proposed route and their beautiful maps are available at “the Corner” – free!

And speaking of the corner, we are proud to be the “headquarters” (ou-la-la!) on Sunday for the farm tour.  Which also coincides with the Chimacum Farmers Market at the corner from 10 – 2. It’s enough to make one’s head spin.  We’ll certainly try and be our best that day.

I’ll say it again — “We are so proud to be a part of this wonderful farming community!”  Take this special opportunity to go visit your neighborhood farms.  You’ll be glad you did.  I promise.

photo of Jacob's Fleece ewes

Ewes greeting visitors at Jacob’s Fleece Farm

bucolic photo of Compass Rose ewes in pasture

Compass Rose Farm ewes grazing on bucolic pasture

photo of wooly ewe at Ananda Hills Farm

Shetland ewe with wooly coat at Ananda Hills Farm

photo of SpringRain Farm ewes with lambs wearing sweaters (wool, I presume)

Ewes with sweatered lambs earlier this spring at SpringRain Farm (wool sweaters, I presume?)

photo of old English carding machine at Taylored Fibers

A few ewes have lost their coats to Taylored Fibers’ old English carding machine.

One Response

  1. Edward says:

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