Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Farm Tour

Pastoral settings, sandwiched between the Olympic Mountains and the Strait of Juan de Fuca.  We are surrounded by Native American culture and casinos, and farms.  Roads everywhere mark farm family names, like Kitchen-Dick, two families whose farms are connected by the road.  The Farm Tour is a once a year chance to connect to those who still farm here.  In the late 19th and early 20th century, settlers came out to the peninsula on boats to live off the land, logging and farming the cleared ground.  Our history is not so far removed nor different than current life in places like Brazil and Indonesia.

The tour was enjoyable, with access to information on many subjects related to agriculture.  A couple of "farms" were a stretch, like the sheep herding demonstration, enjoyable as it was.  The food and music added to the atmosphere.
We used the opportunity to add to our growing knowledge base of chickens and goats, and to spend a beautiful day with some friends.

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