October 2017 UPDATE

Farm went on the Market on 21 Sept and it sold 23 Sept, we are in the inspection pending stage and plan to close early November. Thanks to all who supported me over the years. The new owners will also be doing an alpaca theme so look for more to come here at this farm under another name in the years to come.

Paradise Found Fibers


 I have officially closed the farm all of the animals have found wonderful homes and my store has been closed and many items went to charity or gifts to friends.

I will leave my web up for a little while longer. I will be selling the farm starting this fall 2017. It is a turn key quality set up for any and all animals and should be used as such. I will be moving just down the road as soon as this place sells. Thanks to all for all of their support for all of the 40+ years I have been farming in one form or another.

 All the best to all of you.   Mary



A New Beginning


In September of 2013 Lou passed away in a tragic accident. For the following 2 years I continued running the farm solo and finally started to realize before the 2 year mark that I needed to create a simpler life for myself. As much as I loved each and every one of the animals I needed to find better homes for all of them. And by Nov 2015 I had successfully completed finding wonderful homes for each of my critters.

Here I am in January 2016 and I am beginning the process of dedicating my efforts on the fiber business, and hopefully update my web.

My store which is located here at the farm is open and it will be by appointment only for the foreseeable future. I have a life time supply of fiber and have many hand made items available for purchase. In addition to hand-warmers & socks from Peru. Many stuffed animals and other items all relating to Llama, Alpaca, Guanaco, Camel and Yak.

I am always available to give anyone willing to listen the history of these animals.

You can also E mail me for any items you may wish to purchase.

Thank you for all of your support during this transition.

Welcome to Paradise Found Fiber Farm! When I was 10, I visited the Catskill Game Farm in upstate New York and met a llama at the petting zoo that ate the bow off my pony tail. It was love at first sight, and I knew that someday a llama would be part of my life.

Twenty-eight years later (in 1986), my husband Lou and I purchased our first llamas. We bred and sold llamas for a number of years before narrowing our focus to fiber. We purchased our first Pygora goats in 2004 and added alpacas in 2007. We raise our animals solely for their fiber and no longer breed them for resale.Mary's hands with shawl and roving

When and How to visit, online or in person:

For Online Shopping:

Click Online Fiber Shack to view all items available for purchase. “The Fiber Shack” web page provides additional information. If you have any questions about any of these items, you can contact us at: email fibershack@whidbey.com; phone 360-579-1906; or fax 360-579-1910.

Fiber Shack Purchases

In Person:

We invite you to visit our farm and we welcome visitors to the Fiber Shack and Farm any day of the year. We are open weekends (10-4 in the Winter and 10-5 in the Spring, Summer, and Fall) and on weekdays we ask that you call ahead, and please note that we can be flexible to accommodate your schedule. We encourage spinning / knitting / tour groups to come and meet here in the barn for a visit; contact us for arrangements. (Our map is on the Events page).

In addition to the Fiber Shack filled with hand spun, hand  knitted, hand dyed items; roving; felt and more; we offer fresh eggs year round (reserve ahead); seasonal fruits and vegetables; and educational farm tours.

Mary Donaty
Paradise Found Fiber Farm
4081 Springwater Lane
Clinton, WA 98236
p. 360-579-1906
f. 360-579-1910

Year Around Fiber Farm and Fiber Shack Hours

  • A quick link to our Farm and Fiber Shack hours, please click on Hours

Need special hours?  Call ahead!

2014 Events  – Details on the Events page.

NEW to Our Web Site



New arrivals at Paradise Found (Click Here)

NEW-July 22, 2013 featured article on WhidbeyLocal.Com. Story on Paradise Found Fiber Farm. Click Here

–NEW-Fiber A-Z In Simple Terms – January 2013

NEW-Fiber Processor Directory-March 2013 (Future updates of this service will be delayed until further notice)

–Check out Visitor Testimonials at the bottom of the Resource Page

–Sit back and listen to an hour conversation with KPWA interviewers  Annie H and Mary Rose A chatting with Mary D about fiber, history, Paradise Found Fiber Farm, upcoming events, and much more when broadcast by Public Radio WKPA on March 4, 2013  

NEW-http://www.urbanfarmhub.org/2013/04/15/paradise-found-fiber-farm/  An April 14, 2013  Visit Blog

Banner photos (from left to right) were taken by: Penny Bauer, Nancy Richardson, Mary Donaty, and Sonny Richardson. The photo of Mary’s hands with white roving and brown shawl was taken by Penny Bauer. Note: Click on any one of the preceding names for additional information