|farmer, fisher, restauranteur
|Lummi Island, Wa
|I was raised in rural Everett, and also France from the years 10 to 14. I graduated from WWU in 1972, in Political Science, heading toward Law School at OSU. Instead I bought a fishing boat and have fished commercially all my life. Judy and I started Nettles Farm in 1992, producing fresh pasta and ravioli growing vegetables, eggs, and meat chickens for stores and restaurants throughout Puget Sound. We had our own USDA on-farm slaughterhouse for chickens for 4 years, producing slow growing chickens that rivaled Label Rouge chickens in France. Judy and I bought the Willows Inn on Lummi Island in March, 2001, wanting to complete the circle of our farm food to the restaurant plate.
|Flavorful wholesome food, Politics, art, reefnetting, farming
|Avatar, Lord of the Rings, Usual Suspects, old fashioned romanctic comedies
|Mark Knopfler, Hank Williams, Van Morrison, James Taylor
|Hobbit, Time and the Soul (Jacob Needleman), Inspector Morse mysteries