Earlier this spring, I happened upon a lovely and intriguing Instagram account by Misha (@farmluxe) from Evergreen Acres Farm in the Pacific Northwest. Scrolling through IG a few days later I noticed she had announced a giveaway contest for a two night Farm Stay in the guesthouse on their farm! I couldn’t contain my excitement, so I showed my husband and asked him if it was okay for me to enter. WE HAD TO ENTER this giveaway. I mean, what if we won?
After our entry was submitted we waited and tried not peek too much as votes came in. A few days later I received a message from Misha that the votes had been counted, and my entry had won! WOW!! You see, I have dreamed about visiting the Pacific Northwest for as long as I can remember, and this farm stay gave us the perfect reason for my husband and I to pack our bags, send our boys to the grandparents, and hop on a plane (or two …and a ferry!) to Bainbridge Island, Washington. We enjoyed planning our trip and researching all the places we wanted to go on the island. It was such an honor to be chosen as the winner, thank you to every one who voted for my painting!
My watercolor painting recreation of one of @farmluxe ‘s photos - this entry won the giveaway contest!
Guesthouse exterior - overlooking a pasture with grazing Icelandic Sheep. The “baa” they make is hilarious.
My new herd of friends!! The Evergreen Acres goats had us cracking up and hopefully convinced my husband that we need goats at our Spindle farm as well.
There are more images below of our stay - the gorgeous guest house, Evergreen Acre’s garden goods, sketches of their pets, and us relaxing with (and sometimes running from) the herd.
Ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island.
The next morning we made breakfast, said hello to the sheep outside, and headed out to explore Bainbridge.
My newest favorite store. EVER. Bay Hay and Feed . This sweet nursery & farm store has everything you need. Unique gifts, apparel, delicious treats, and even baby chickens! Can I work here?
We ventured in to the heart of Bainbridge, adorned with sweet little coffee houses, bakeries, restaurants, galleries, and shops galore. We admired artwork in the Bainbridge Museum of Art, grabbed coffee at Pegasus Coffee House, bought a hat for Preston, snagged some baked goods from Blackbird Bakery, and watched as the locals got their boats ready for a sunny day at sea. We saw signs for the local farmer’s market and followed the music until we made our way there.
Relaxing at Evergreen Acres Farm
Preston above the clouds! Spectacular view.
Dinner in Seattle - and the Seattle Gum Wall, dinner at Von’s 1000 Spirits
We made our way to the airport the next morning and we were so glad to hug those little Spindles of ours! We missed our boy tribe.
I’ll leave you with this photo of Preston with his new best friends! Such a good time at Evergreen Acres Farm.