How to Lace Up Hiking Boots

How to Lace Up Your Hiking Boots

There are about as many ways to lace up a pair of boots as there are styles to choose from nowadays. We’ve pulled together a few of the most popular and useful methods to keep your boots firmly attached to your feet.                           […]

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Wilson Ranches

Around the Region: Agritourism Done Right in Eastern Oregon

Nobody ever said being a farmer or rancher was easy. A typical day starts before sunup and often goes way past sunset, with plenty of paperwork and household chores in the late evening. Essentially, it’s a labor of love for a way of life that is quickly disappearing. For Phil Wilson and his family, an […]

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Improving Garden Soil

Improving Your Garden Soil

  The world of gardening is packed with experts, from family members who grow amazing carrots to researchers who use scientific principles to produce better strawberries and rhubarb. Those pros all say that the right soil makes a huge difference. Thanks to research done by the gardening experts with Washington State University Extension and Oregon […]

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Ag News Roundup

Coastal Ag News Roundup

Current Agricultural News, Stories, and Reports

  In today’s Ag News Roundup, water allotment less than expected in Washington, cougar management updated, how to encourage hummingbirds, new tax could affect Washington farmers, and mason bees take flight early in the season. Water Allotment Gets Trimmed in Washington State According to the Washington Ag Network, junior rights holders are expected to get […]

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Germination

Where to Germinate Your Vegetables

  Starting your vegetables from seeds is one of life’s true joys. But getting those veggies started and can take some trial and error, unless you have some guidance from the gardening experts with Washington State University, Oregon State University, and University of Idaho. Today, we’ll take a quick look at indoor and greenhouse seed […]

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Green Mountain Grills Prime Line

Products We Love: Green Mountain Grills New Prime Line

Serious grill masters take note. The new Prime grills from Green Mountain Grills are here. These tech-savvy cooking machines put the power of WiFi into your backyard barbecues along with a long list of top-of-the-line features that have made Green Mountain Grills one of the products we love at Coastal. Grill Smarter and Eat Better [...]
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Pacific NW Gardening

April Gardening and Native Plants

Throughout much of the Northwest, spring has taken hold and the weather is beginning to take a real turn for the warmer. Whether you live in Spokane or Albany, Bend or Sequim, there are things you can be doing in your yard and garden for brighter blooms and greener greens in the months ahead according […]

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How To Clean Leather

How To Clean Leather

Carefully cleaning your leather belts, boots, or purses can add years to an item’s life. Coastal is here to help you clean yours with this how to video.                                                                                                       Leather Care and More at Coastal Stop by your Northwest owned and operated Coastal where you’ll find plenty of items made from or including leather. […]

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Coastal Ag News Roundup

Current Agricultural News, Stories, and Reports

  In today’s Ag News Roundup, wolves discovered in western Oregon, Wallowa County ranches seeing more women in leadership roles, summer onion harvests start with March planting, Washington makes a statement on gray wolves, and the Northwest Horse Fair and Expo is once again a huge success. Wolves Discovered in Western Oregon A new, previously […]

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Other Uses for Jars

Canning Jars Aren’t Just for Pickles Anymore

  Mason jars have been around since the mid-1800s. And while John Landis Mason probably didn’t have any craft ideas in mind as he perfected his invention, people have found plenty of Coastal worthy ways to use today’s Ball® mason jars. We found a few we thought you’d enjoy and could utilize in your own [...]
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Making Money with Goats

Four Ways to Make Money with Goats

  Back when Emily Ruckert began raising sheep, she didn’t have any plans to raise goats as well. It just happened. Today, she cares for a small pack of goats that, as she puts it, take up a fair share of her time and money. When it comes to making a profit with goats, there […]

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How To Stretch Boots

How to Stretch New Boots

From a boot stretcher to some home-grown methods that really do work, we’re here to help you fit perfectly into any pair of boots.     Coastal Knows Boots and Footwear Looking for a new pair of work, hiking, or around-the-ranch boots? You’ll find one of the largest selections of boots and other footwear at […]

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Ag News

Coastal Ag News Roundup

Current Agricultural News, Stories, and Reports

  In today’s Ag News Roundup, gray wolves may be taken off endangered species list, pesticide use in schools decreasing, Yakima basin may see some water shortages, a wolf on the Oregon coast kills 23 sheep, and red alder trees may be key to healthier forests. Fed Plans to Delist Wolves from Endangered Species List […]

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Winter Weather Cleanup

Protecting Your Roof and Yard After a Late Winter Storm

This winter has broken snowfall and cold-temperature records throughout the Pacific Northwest. Depending on where you live, you might still be digging out. While we all look forward to spring, here are a few things you can do to protect your house and yard from winter’s overstayed welcome. Watch for Ice Dams If you’ve seen […]

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Using Goats for Brush and Plant Control

  Goats are wondrous creatures. These bleating-when-their-hungry critters are great for milk and meat, but they’re even better at clearing away unwanted vegetation from pastures and other areas. Whether you hire a herd or you have your own, here are some ways goats can be used to remove blackberries and other invasive plants from your [...]
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Tech Fabrics

Tech Fabrics for Comfort and Durability

Technology is changing the way we work and play in the great outdoors. Instead of itchy and heavy clothes that we’re better at being bulky than useful, clothing manufacturers have developed new lightweight fabrics that wick away moisture, feel good, and keep you warm. Here’s what to look for when you’re ready to update your [...]
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Beginner's Guide to Goats

Beginner’s Guide to Goats

If you own several acres of land, or even if you’re the proud owner of something smaller, the idea of raising a few goats for meat, milk, or to add some personality to your pasture, may have crossed your mind. Here are a few things to consider as you get started with goats Choosing the […]

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Cheddar Corn Chowder

Cheddar Corn Chowder with Bacon

Soup’s on! Rustle up your list of ingredients, and in no time at all you’ll be serving your family this delicious, hearty soup. Directions and more below the how-to video.                                                   […]

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Ag News

Coastal Ag News Roundup

Current Agricultural News, Stories, and Reports

  In today’s Ag News Roundup, action needed to curb wolves in Washington, advice on saving struggling plants, new wheat fights celiac disease, farmers offended by proposed bill in Washington, and U.S. crop production may have outpaced demand. Washington Lawmaker Wants Action on Wolves Washington State Representative Joel Kretz is pushing for legislation or action […]

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What to Know Before you Get a Goat

What to Know Before You Get a Goat

Goats have long been a part of the American farming tradition. While goats are great for milk, meat, and clearing acres of brush and weeds, they do have their challenges. We chatted with a Northwest livestock expert about her goats and what you should expect if you plan to add a goat or two (or […]

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