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Urban Farmer's Almanac Archives

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 […]

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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 […]

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Winter Egg Production

How to Keep Your Chickens Laying Eggs in Winter

Coastal’s Urban Farmer’s Almanac

  Raising chickens can be very rewarding. But during the colder and shorter winter days, egg production can often dwindle, leaving you without the eggs you need for holiday baking and other goodies. With a few suggestions from our employees as well as Scoop from the Coop from Nutrena®, we’ve put together some easy ways […]

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Senior Horse Care

Caring for Your Aging Equine

Coastal’s Urban Farmer’s Almanac

  With all of the advances in veterinary care, feed, and medicine, horses are living longer, more productive lives. It’s a good thing. But with those extra years, horse owners do have some extra work. Here are some quick bits of advice if you find yourself caring for an older horse. Exercise is Important Keep […]

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Mushroom Hunting

A Beginner’s Guide to Mushroom Hunting

Coastal’s Urban Farmer’s Almanac

  Matt Jacobs is one of those guys who enjoys everything he’s doing. By day he’s an assistant warehouse manager at Coastal headquarters. On his days off, this avid outdoorsman enjoys fishing, hunting, catching crawdads, and taking home his favorite trophy: a bag full of mushrooms. “I pulled in a 35-pound Chinook a few weeks […]

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Oregon Hazelnuts Go Global

Coastal’s Urban Farmer’s Almanac

  Everyone knows that apples are big business in Washington state. Nearly 60% of the apples grown in the U.S. originate from 168,500 acres of well-cared-for Washington land. Slightly less well known is that 99% of America’s hazelnuts are grown in Oregon. It’s a big business that has grown a lot in recent years. Hazelnuts […]

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Maintaining Your Stove

Pellet, Gas, and Wood Stove Safety and Efficiency

Coastal’s Urban Farmer’s Almanac

  If you haven’t already, it’s time to crank up your stove to keep your family warm and comfortable. It’s also time to double check a few parts of your heating system for safety and efficiency, whether you’re burning wood, pellets, or gas. Coastal Stove Technician Jim McGrew shared some of those insights with us […]

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Winter Coats

What’s New in Coat Tech

Coastal’s Urban Farmer’s Almanac

  It’s hard to say when the first coat was made. Outside simple furs and hides, historians estimate the modern coat first started appearing in medieval times. Back then, coats were an outer garment that was fitted to the waist and buttoned up the front. They were only designed for warmth. Today’s coats do so […]

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Crabbing in the Pacific Northwest

Crabbing in the Pacific Northwest

Coastal’s Urban Farmer’s Almanac

  Crabbing in Oregon and Washington can be very satisfying. With the right gear and a bit of knowhow, it can also be relatively simple. We’ve put together some tips to help you pull your dinner from the water, whether you’re up in Sequim or down in Bandon. Licenses and Regulations Both Oregon and Washington […]

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The Tradition of Hunting

Keeping the Tradition of Hunting Alive

Coastal’s Urban Farmer’s Almanac

  Hunting is a big deal in the Pacific Northwest. For many families, it’s all about filling your freezer with meat. After all, a good-size elk can feed a household for a long time. While every hunter wants to bring back the biggest prize, one of the best byproducts of hunting is the comradery and […]

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