In 1989, Washington celebrated its centennial statehood. As a way to give tribute to the state's number one industry (agriculture), it published a list of 400+ farms that have been in the same family for a hundred years or more. Last year, they followed up on these family farms, to see how many were still owned by the original families.

This 1900 English Gambrel barn stands proud on the Maple Valley farm that is still owned by the original family. I think that's extremely cool.

Today was one of those beautiful winter days, with fresh snow in the foothills, and golden afternoon light. Which meant shadows. But sometimes you just have to record the moment, even if the photograph isn't what you want. If you're lucky, you can come back again at a better time of day. I'm feeling pretty lucky today.


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