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The Seattle Sketcher

An illustrated journal of life in the Puget Sound region by Times artist Gabriel Campanario.

Category: Farms and farmers

FARMS AND FARMERS

October 14, 2011 at 4:59 PM

How to save a family farm

Sketched Oct. 11, 2011 Bob Ricci knew what to do with his family’s farm after the purebred Holstein cows were sold and the dairy business shut down. He told his dad, a third-generation Snohomish farmer, that he would plant a corn maze and charge people to go through it. His dad’s reply: “That’s the dumbest thing I’ve…

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December 3, 2010 at 5:06 PM

Keep it real, tree farmers advise

Sketched Dec. 1st, 1:01 p.m. I’m a little ashamed to admit it, but I’ve owned a fake Christmas tree for eight years. It comes apart in three pieces and plugs right into the wall. In a region where neighborhood tree lots seem to be everywhere and people even hike into the mountains to cut their own,…

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