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Topic - Kurt Timmermeister
Twenty years ago, Kurt Timmermeister, a Seattle chef looking to buy his first house, acquired a 4-acre property on Vashon Island, a short hop by ferry from the city. He ended up falling in love with the land overrun by brambles and littered with garbage.
Mr. Timmermeister says he is fortunate to have his farm in the Pacific Northwest, a temperate zone that is never too hot or too cold.
Sitting astride his new, green Deere tractor or standing beside the cows, Mr. Timmermeister writes, validates his sense of importance: "I am strong; I am powerful."