Types of Welding

Understanding the Types of Welding

Coastal’s Urban Farmer’s Almanac

  In the coming weeks, we’ll be talking with a welding instructor at Linn Benton Community College. His name is Marc Rose, and he knows a lot about welding, how to get the best results whether you’re in the shop or out in the field, and how to stay safe doing it. This week, we’re […]

Read More »
Owning a Milk Cow

Are You Ready for a Milk Cow?

  For many, the ideal homestead includes about a dozen chickens, a couple of goats, a horse, and, of course, a milk cow. As with any animal, caring for and tending to its needs can add some time to your already busy life. With a dairy cow, that can be upwards of two hours per […]

Read More »
Ag News Roundup

Ag News Roundup

Current Agricultural News, Stories, and Reports

  In today’s Ag News Roundup, $4.4 million set aside for wildfire prevention, spotted owls get protection from other owls, grants available for Washington state specialty crops, Northwest potato growers regain market, and grazing rights threatened to protect a plant. Feds Hoping to Reduce Oregon Wildfire Risk   The U.S. Forest Service and USDA Natural […]

Read More »
Diatomaceous Earth

Products We Love: Diatomaceous Earth

  Nearly 200 years ago, diatomaceous earth was discovered in Germany. Since then, people have found some impressive uses for these fossilized remains, including modern toothpaste, deodorizers, and insect repellents. If you haven’t considered using this powdery substance on your farm or in your home, we have a list of good reasons why it’s a […]

Read More »
Toxic Plants to Farm Animals

Protecting Your Livestock from Our Region’s Toxic Plants

Coastal’s Urban Farmer’s Almanac

  There are a lot of plants in the Northwest that are perfectly suitable for grazing livestock. Our tracks of land are covered in them. But, sprinkled throughout the region are toxic plants that can have disastrous effects on horses, cattle, sheep, and goats. We’ve compiled a quick list of some of the more common […]

Read More »
Cheese & Chive Sourdough biscuits

Coastal Recipe: Cheese & Chive Sourdough Biscuits

A good sourdough biscuit becomes great when you add cheese and chives to the mix. If you have the fixings and a little bit of time, you have what it takes to wow your family with this delicious take on an old favorite. You’ll find a set of step-by-step directions and ingredients below the video. […]

Read More »
Keeping Barn Stalls Clean

How to Keep Stalls and Barns Dry in the Northwest

  Livestock owners throughout the Pacific Northwest have a common enemy – mud. Even in colder areas, mud can be an issue in paddocks, barns, and stalls, creating a breeding ground for bacteria, loosening or removing horseshoes, and posing a danger to animals and people alike. Thankfully, there are some simple fixes you can employ […]

Read More »
Understanding Farm-Fresh Labels

Understanding Farm-Fresh Labels

  Take a quick walk through your local grocery store and you’ll see dozens of different food labels, from organic to free range, grass fed, and antibiotic free. Deciphering these labels can get confusing, which is why the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) works with growers and producers to keep things consistent. Here are […]

Read More »
Coastal Ag News Roundup for January 24, 2016

Coastal Ag News Roundup

Current Agricultural News, Stories, and Reports

  In today’s Ag News Roundup, automation to redefine the agricultural workplace, organic blueberries are big business in the Pacific Northwest, no new ag wells being approved in the Walla Walla sub-basin, Washington state hops account for majority of U.S. harvest, and environmental changes affecting coastal fish. Salem Company Says Automation Will Redefine Not Replace […]

Read More »
Gifts for Pets

Gifts for Pets

For country folk, pets come in all shapes and sizes, from chickens and horses to dogs and cats. Don’t leave them out of the holiday fun. You’ll find something for the pet in your life in this week’s Coastal Gift Guide.     Bring Them Some Yumminess Stock up on bags of healthy treats for […]

Read More »