In The Blood, Change of Plans

In The Blood, Change of Plans

Woke up at 7am and checked Arlington's weather forecast - 0% chance of rain till 3pm. Contrary to last night's prediction of 80% chance of rain all day. A day of computer work became a day on the farm. "My birthday is coming up next week." Andrew tells me. "It's so busy this time of [...]

In The Blood, Weatherman

In The Blood, Weatherman

Andrew checks his weather app while listening to the weather forecast. "What a beautiful day today everybody! We hope you're enjoying it 'cause it's the last break of rain for a while." the weather man says over the old raspy stereo.  "Well... That's depressing." Andrew says to himself. It was the first time seeing Andrew [...]

In The Blood, “This Is Farming”

In The Blood, “This Is Farming”

"I'm very aggressive when it comes to getting [seed] in. My field men know that if it's at all possible, Andrew's gonna get it done. He's gonna be the guy to do it." Andrew credits a lot of his success to his work ethnic, the people who surround him, and the chances he's willing to take. [...]

In The Blood, 20/20

In The Blood, 20/20

"You wouldn't mind driving my pickup over to other property? One of my guys got stuck. I'll meet ya over there in the tractor."   "That's a tough part about farming in Wester Washington... The traffic, man."    "A lot of the day it's me driving around. I'm always trying to stay ahead of the [...]

In The Blood, No Lone Wolves

In The Blood, No Lone Wolves

A sunny day between two weeks of rain means catching up on the more menial tasks. The atmosphere feels like a wound-up car awaiting the release of the hand holding it still.    "Matt! You're more than welcomed to eat your lunch in here." Andrew yelled from the porch of his temporary home. They're restoring [...]

In The Blood, Farmer Vs. Developer

In The Blood, Farmer Vs. Developer

Washington State has given up 570,000 acres of farmland in the past 10 years. In America, we lose about 40 acres of farmland every hour. Why should we care?  Well, to begin... No farms = no food. Pictured is Trapper standing on what should have been 140 acres of newly developed homes. Thanks to the [...]