The genesis of this project was my meeting Les LePere in 2002 and his declaration that he was earning more money making art, than growing wheat!
Les was an exhibiting artist in Seattle when Tom Robbins contacted him to do a cover for his new novel,
"Still Life with Woodpecker."
About this same time, Les returned to Harrington to run the family farm with his older cousin Greg Knapp.
At Les's birthday party I met his Harrington neighbors, Ron and Linda Mielke.