Beekeeping

Starting Your Own Beehive

January 17, 2017 / No Comments / By: Vanessa Berning

Starting Your Own Beehive Whether you have a small back yard or acres of land, beekeeping can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience. If you’re a budding beekeeper, there are a few things you should consider and do before you start your buzzing empire. Timing is Everything Buying and assembling your hive should start in […]

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Winter Pest Control

Controlling Winter Pests

January 17, 2017 / No Comments / By: Vanessa Berning

Urban Farmer’s Almanac

Controlling Unwanted Winter Pests We all know rats, mice, opossum, raccoons and other critters live among us. We just don’t want to see them. When those rodents and mammals are cold and hungry, they often chew their way into bags of feed or cause other issues in the shed, garage, or stable. That’s when it’s […]

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Ag News Roundup

Ag News Roundup

Current Agricultural News, Stories, and Reports for January 22, 2017

Coastal Ag News Roundup In todays Ag News Roundup, researchers release beaver genome, grizzly restoration unwanted, wolf attacks hoped to end in Washington state, new soybean disease discovered, and Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley continues to represent Oregon ranchers and farmers. OSU Researchers Analyze Complete Beaver Genome The North American beaver is a vital part of […]

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Winter Hikes

Winter Hikes

Take a Winter Hike Settling down with a good book by a crackling fire while wrapped in a fuzzy blanket is wonderful. We cannot deny that. But sooner or later, you’re going to look out the window and want to go on an adventure. We’ve put together some quick advice and a few locations around […]

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Bootcare

Caring for Your Working/Hiking Boots

Caring for Your Working/Hiking Boots Your boots do a lot for you. First, they keep your feet warm, cushioned, and protected. Second, they look good doing it. That is, as long as you take care of those boots. With the right technique and care regimen you can maintain your favorite pair of boots for years. […]

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Tree Pruning

Urban Farmer’s Almanac

In this issue of Coastal’s Urban Farmer’s Almanac:….Tree Pruning Tips and Tricks

Tree Pruning Tips and Tricks Pruning trees can seem daunting. With a few tips and tricks up your sleeve, you’ll be pruning your trees with confidence, improving the heath and bounty of your flowering and fruit trees. Start with the Basics In the video below you’ll get a quick course into Tree Pruning 101 with […]

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Salt Blocks

Giving Minerals and Supplements to Your Livestock

We all need salt and other minerals to stay healthy. That goes for our animals too. Fact is animals in the wild know how to find salt and other minerals. They’ll even imprint the location of that mineral into memory. Livestock don’t have that luxury, so it’s up to all of us to provide it […]

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Lambing Season

Urban Farmer’s Almanac

In this issue of Coastal’s Urban Farmer’s Almanac:….Solving the Mystery of Spraypainted Lambs

Why Farmers Mark Lambs and other Mysteries There are a lot of mysteries in this universe, but few puzzle suburban dwellers more than various colored splotches and numbers miraculously appearing on a flock of sheep and new lambs. We decided to get to the wool of the situation and ask someone who knows a thing […]

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