Collecting cleaning and storing fresh eggs

Got Chickens? How to Collect, Clean, and Store the Eggs

March 24, 2017 / 1 Comment / By: Vanessa Berning

Backyard broods have become a sensation throughout the Northwest. Today, you can find coops in cities, suburbs, and the country. While raising chickens has been a mainstay for rural dwellers for as long as anyone can remember, questions still come up about how to best collect, clean, and store the eggs. To help out, we’ve […]

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Planting Bare Root Trees

Planting Bare Root Trees for Beauty and Bounty

March 23, 2017 / No Comments / By: Vanessa Berning

Urban Farmer’s Almanac

Your Bare Root Tree Essentials Depending on where you live in the Northwest now could be the right time to plant some bare root trees. Whether you choose an ornamental variety, or something that produces fruits or nuts, trees can be a beautiful and fruitful addition to your land – especially when canning season comes […]

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Breaking Down a Chicken

Coastal 101: How to Break Down a Chicken

  The key to breaking down a chicken is a sharp knife and a little know how. Join Coastal’s Brian Sutherland as he learns the best tips and tricks from Chef Matt Bennett of Sybaris Bistro in Albany, Oregon.     Coastal Has What You Need Whether you raise chickens or you’re looking into chickens […]

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Pasture Management

Essential Springtime Pasture Management

Despite Mother Nature’s best attempts to hang onto winter, spring really is just around the corner. Some pastures around the Northwest are already seeing new grass growth. As your fields turn green, there are a few things you can do to protect your pasture, safeguard your animals, and make your life a lot easier in […]

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Fishing Tackle

Fishing 101: Tackle Box Essentials

Urban Farmer’s Almanac

  A day on the river, lake, or wherever the fish are biting requires more than just a license, rod, and reel. You need to pack your tackle box too. While there is always a debate over which lures and extra line are best, today’s almanac entry will cover some of the basics and help […]

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Ag News Roundup

Ag News Roundup

Current Agricultural News, Stories, and Reports

  In todays Ag News Roundup, traffic noise stalls frog mating season, dairy farmers add safety training, Clif Bar looking for organic farmers, drones cause problems for ag pilots, and landowners get protection from agritourism. Pacific Chorus Frog Competes with Traffic Noise The mating sound from the Pacific chorus frog is being drowned out by […]

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Goat Yoga

Local Farmer Invents Goat Yoga

Life is full of surprises. Take Lainey Morse for instance. A little over a year ago, she was going through a rough patch. Instead of spending hours with a therapist, she’d spend some quality time with her dwarf goats on her Albany, Oregon No Regrets Farm. It helped a lot. Time marched on and that’s […]

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The History of Daylight Savings Time

The History Behind Daylight Saving Time

Urban Farmer’s Almanac

We all know the saying, “spring forward, fall back.” It’s how we remember to set our clocks forward one hour on the second Sunday of March and back again on the first Sunday in November. However, Daylight Saving Time (DST) hasn’t always been a thing. It has an interesting history that has everything to do […]

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