Living with Wildlife

Around the Region: Living with Wildlife

  Wolves, cougars, and other critters have been prospering throughout the Pacific Northwest in recent years. Whether it’s legal hunting restrictions, a voter-mandated reintroduction, or a protected status, what were once rare sightings, even in the wild and wide-open spaces of Oregon and Washington, have become more common. What are the next steps to protect […]

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Roasted Garlic & Lemon Mustard

Roasted Garlic & Lemon Mustard

Add a little spice to your life, dinner, and snack trays with a few jars of roasted garlic and lemon mustard. Gather up your ingredients, some Ball canning jars, and have fun making this wonderful condiment. Directions and more below the how-to video.                                                                                                       Ingredients ¾ cups dry white wine ½ cup yellow mustard […]

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The Difference Between Waterproof and Water Resistant

The Difference Between Waterproof and Water Resistant

Depending on where you live and work, you’re going to experience some Northwest rain and snow. You might also encounter some wind to go with that precipitation. When it comes to staying dry, the right jacket and pants are essential. But what is the difference between waterproof and water resistant, and which one do you [...]
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Ag News Roundup

Coastal Ag News Roundup

Current Agricultural News, Stories, and Reports

  In today’s Ag News Roundup, Oregon Farm Bureau taking on tough challenges, communication key to ag future, experts share pesticide options, broadband coming to rural Washington, and changes to Oregon’s coastal vegetation. Oregon Farm Bureau Taking on New Challenges Sharon Waterman, the new president of the Oregon Farm Bureau has said she is looking […]

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Hard Working Women and the Workwear They Trust

Hard Working Women and the Workwear They Trust

  Over the last several decades, women have been lacing up their work boots and tackling jobs typically held by men. It’s a wonderful trend that’s bringing new insights to our nation’s hard-working industries. According to Business News Daily, that list includes lawyers, chemists, coaches, paramedics, firefighters, and CEOs. Women are also finding room alongside [...]
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Products We Love: Bag Balm

Products We Love: Vermont’s Original Bag Balm

  At the turn of the 20th century, farmers and ranchers were continually looking for better ways to care for their livestock. One such product, invented by a pharmacist, promised to fix chafed cow udders amid Vermont’s intense winter weather. The first time John L. Norris tried the balm on his livestock, he quickly scraped […]

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Bee in the Know: Making Money with Bees

Bee in the Know: Making Money with Bees

  Humans have been beekeeping for over 9,000 years. In that time, we’ve learned how to care for bees, keep them healthy, extract a portion of their honey, and utilize them to pollinate our crops. It really is a great cooperative relationship. Best of all, with the right planning, hard work, and insights, beekeeping can […]

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3 Kinds of Slime for Your Valentine

Coastal Crafts: 3 Kinds of Slime for Your Valentine

Looking for a fun and crafty afternoon project? Maybe something for Valentine’s Day? We’ve got you covered with several slime recipes for you to do by yourself or with the kids. You can even pour your slime into small canning jars and give them as gifts. You’ll find the list of ingredients and directions for […]

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Uses for Salt in Farming

Uses for Salt on the Farm and in Your Back Yard

  Salt has a well-earned bad reputation. History tells us the Greeks salted the fields of Carthage, destroying their ability to grow crops. And as a topping for fries and other foods, too much salt can cause health issues. But salt is also vital for livestock health. When it comes to using salt on your […]

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Ag News Roundup

Coastal Ag News Roundup

Current Agricultural News, Stories, and Reports

  In today’s Ag News Roundup, Americans will eat 1.3 billion chicken wings this Sunday, AI and ag working together, WSDA hosting gypsy moth open houses, more acreage could be irrigated in Columbia basin, public land grazing not affected by shutdown. More than 1.3 Billion Chicken Wings will Be Eaten During Big Game According to […]

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Order Your Bees

Bee Season is Here: Order Your Bees and Buy Your Supplies Now!

  Bee season is nearly upon us. Whether you’re a pro at keeping bees or new to the hobby/money-making-enterprise, Coastal has what you need to maintain your hives. We can even help you order your bees and get you started with beekeeping gear for beginners and experts. Order Your Bees Today Need bees? Pre-order your […]

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February Gardening in the Pacific Northwest

February Gardening in the Northwest

  Welcome to February. While it might still be cold around Oregon and Washington, there are things you can do in your yard and garden for better blooms and bounty come spring. Here are some quick tips from the experts with Oregon State University Cooperative Extension and Washington State University Spokane County Master Gardeners. Plan […]

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Sweet Pepper Poppers

Sweet Pepper Poppers

The perfect super Sunday snack for the whole family is waiting for you. All you need are some simple ingredients and some even simpler step-by-step directions to cook up these tasty touchdown tidbits. You’ll find the list of ingredients and directions below the how-to video.   Ingredients 1 pound sweet mini peppers (tops cut and […]

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Lesson Learned in Raising Pigs

10 Thing to Know Before You Try Raising Pigs

  Raising pigs can be a wonderful experience for everyone in the family. From 4-H projects to filling your freezer, there are plenty of benefits that come along with feeding and caring for hogs on your property. However, as with any livestock, pigs require some work and planning. In the past few weeks we’ve covered […]

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Ag News Roundup

Coastal Ag News Roundup

Current Agricultural News, Stories, and Reports

  In today’s Ag News Roundup, counting salmon slime, legislators working for ag, cap and trade a concern in Oregon, milk production expected to slow, and beavers encouraged to build dams on nursery land. Counting Salmon in Alaska Relies on Slime The National Geographic Society has funded a study which has been report in the […]

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The Future of NW Agriculture

Around the Region: The Future of Northwest Agriculture

  From the Pacific Ocean to the fertile valleys and rich soils of the high desert, the beautifully rugged and serene landscapes that dominate much of our region are home to some of the hardest working farmers and ranchers you’ll find anywhere. Whether it’s fruits and vegetables, cattle or other crops, according to the forward […]

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What to Know About Raising Pigs for Meat

What to Know About Raising Pigs for Meat

  Raising your own livestock for food is an incredible experience. It’s one of the many reasons so many folks live the country lifestyle. Whether you live on a farm, ranch, or suburban homestead where hogs are allowed, raising your own pigs can be great for the kids, teach you a thing or two about […]

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Picking the Right Breed of Pigs

Picking the Right Breed of Pig

  If you own a ranch, farm, or a small bit of land outside city limits, you’ve probably pondered raising a few pigs. 4-H kids have been raising them for generations, and with a handful of tips about how to get started with pigs, you can too. Today we’re going to share some insights into […]

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Caring for Your Well

Top Tips for Safe Well Water

  According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), there are more than 15 million homes in the U.S. where well water is the primary water source. If you own a well, it’s up to you to ensure your family’s water is safe to drink. We’ve compiled a list of things you can […]

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Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Soup’s on! Preheat the oven, compile some wholesome ingredients into your Lodge Dutch Oven cookware, and listen for the “yummy” happiness from your family. Ingredients and directions below the how-to video.   Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil (divided) 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs (cut into 1-inch chunks) Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper […]

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