Monthly Archives: July 2012

A new Cheese Tour

We’re getting enthusiastic inquires  about our new Cheese Farms Tour, so we’re taking an interest survey.  The price will be $89 per person plus tax and will include FOUR CHEESE FARMS.  We visit Lewis County, about 2 hours away from Seattle, and we will stop at 2 cow dairy farms, one sheep farm and one goat farm.  The sheep farm also makes some cow cheese.  We’re working on an animal petting experience and we’re considering adding wine to the event.  WHO’S INTERESTED?  We’ll be traveling via a new SUV.  Also, we can go mid-week or weekend.

Feel free to comment via this post.  Cheryl

Sequim Lavender Farm Faire

So, yes, we did another lavender festival!  Sequim is considered the ‘banana belt’ of the western side of the Cascade Mountains; Sequim (pronounced Squim) is in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State.  They get very little rain because the mountains block the rain!

We visited 3 lavender farms and had lunch in Lavender in the Park, a park that was loaded with kiosks and tents full of local vendors selling foods and treats as well as crafts and lavender this/that, and everything.

Lots of fun.  Join us- Cheryl’s Northwest Tours LLC  next year, or go with Clipper Vacations, they do a great tour too!

San Juan Lavender Festival

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We visited San Juan Island on Saturday for the annual SAN JUAN ISLAND LAVENDER FESTIVAL, featuring the Pelindaba Lavender Farm. We were a small cozy group of 5 and we traveled in an SUV.

The ferry ride was great both ways. No fog and plenty of blue skies. We arrived in time to have a delicious lunch at the Downrigger Restaurant and watched the harbor activities.

The flowers at Pelindaba were a variety of blooming and almost-blooming lavender plants of various heights and colors. We tried some lavender lemonade and learned how to properly prune our plants.  Although a small event, we enjoyed the break from the rush in Seattle.


Sequim Lavender Farme Faire

Here is a link to information about the Lavender Farme Faire in Sequim for 2012.