Growers offer simple pleasures on Dungeness Valley farm tour

DUNGENESS — There was nothing fancy on Saturday’s farm tour, but by the looks on the faces of Fiona Cunningham and Olivia Bay, there was no shortage of pleasure.

Fiona, 4, and her friend Olivia, 6, came from Port Angeles to plunge their hands and arms into a big box of smooth grain at Nash’s Organic Produce. 

“Ohh, this feels so good,” Olivia said of the bath, golden barley grown at Nash’s. 

Around the girls buzzed a crowd of people exploring the farm’s packing shed, one of eight stops on the 13th annual Clallam County Harvest Celebration tour.

From the Lazy J and Happy Sheep farms in Agnew to the Dungeness Valley Creamery north of Sequim, children tumbled out of cars, often with grandparents in tow, to immerse themselves in farm life.

At Lykkelig Faare Gaard — that’s Danish for Happy Sheep Farm — they marveled as  veteran shearer Tim Sorg shave an enormous Coopworth cross ram, and then gingerly fed Celestial Eclipse, an alpaca who goes by Celeste.

Beside her lay a cloud of  freshly shorn fiber, which feels “just like cotton candy, without the stickiness,” according to Connie Beauvais, who raises alpacas at the Cedar Wind farm near Joyce.

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