David’s Insight on “Harvest Barn"
The rolling hills of the Palouse Area of Washington State were created during the Ice Age when strong winds blew silt across the plains. The dunes that they left behind were ground to a fine powder by glaciers, known as loess. This nutrient rich topsoil is what gives this area its extraordinary growing potential. Wheat is the primary crop grown here with rotations of lentils, rapeseed, peas, and beans. Large homesteads in the area create a beautiful patchwork of rolling fields in different stages of growing and harvest. This isolated barn sits between the harvest rows and the puffs of clouds overhead mimic a lazy smokestack.