Coastal 101 Archives

Coastal 101: Properly Fitting Your Horse for Blanketing

Coastal 101: Properly Fitting Your Horse for Blanketing

Today, Coastal equine specialist Miranda Dickson shows us how to properly size your horse for blanketing, including how to measure your horse for a proper fit, as well as how to buckle and put the blanket on properly. All you’ll need to fit your own horse is some twine, a measuring tape, and a friend. […]

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Cosatal 101: Hoof Health with Horse Guard

Coastal 101: Hoof Health with Horse Guard

Join us for today’s Coastal 101 where Horse GuardTM founder, nutritionist and CEO Del Johnson discusses hoof health. He’ll be covering some of the basics that play a big role in hoof health, including nutrition, professional help, maintenance, and environment. Looking for information about cleaning your horse’s hooves? Check out these farrier tips on Cleaning […]

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Guns, Ammo, Gear & Safety

Coastal 101: Guns, Ammo, Gear, and Safety

    There are a lot of good reasons to own a gun, including hunting, safety, and recreation. In today’s Coastal 101, we’ll cover some of the basics of owning a gun, including a few of the main types of guns, ammunition, and a safety overview. Gun Basics In the simplest terms, a gun is […]

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How to Avoid a Chimney Fire

How to Avoid a Chimney Fire

  Every time you light a fire in your wood stove, fireplace, or pellet stove, a small bit of creosote builds up. While some types of wood create more creosote, and water in your wood can add to the buildup, there are things you can do to avoid the dreaded flue or chimney fire. What […]

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Choosing the Right Tarp

Choosing the Right Tarp

  Here in the Pacific Northwest, tarps get used to cover and protect a lot of stuff, including patio furniture, recreational vehicles, roofs, and animal shelters. We even use them camping. But not all tarps are created equal. Some are perfect for quick, one or two time uses while others can be reused year after […]

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How Wood Moisture Affects Your Stove

How Wood Moisture Affects Your Stove or Fireplace

  We’ve all seen a perfectly stacked cord of wood. Impressive, right? When done well, these 4x4x8 feet of architectural achievement are more than inspiring structures, they’re designed to help eliminate moisture from the wood. Why does that matter? We talked with a few experts from the Coastal Hearth and Home Department for some straight […]

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Horses Heat & Humidity

Caring for Your Horse in the Heat

Coastal’s Urban Farmer’s Almanac

  Excessive heat conditions come and go all summer long, especially here in the Northwest. But for your horse, even normal summertime temperatures can cause heat-related stress and other issues. In today’s Coastal Urban Farmer’s Almanac, we’ll take a look at signs of heat stress, how to avoid it, and what to do if your […]

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Lawn Mowing 101

Coastal 101: Lawn Mowing

Gary Todd, owner and operator of Happy Rock Landscape Maintenance, LLC, knows a thing or two about proper lawn mowing. Today, he’s going to share his expertise and help you achieve the healthiest lawn possible. You’ll find a list of articles and other lawn maintenance tips below today’s how-to video.     Care for Your […]

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Coastal 101: Herb Gardens

Coastal 101: Planting and Growing Succulents with Linda Woolsey

In today’s Coastal 101, gardening expert and Certified Professional Horticulturalist Linda Woolsey shares her love for succulent plants. Linda covers the basics, including how to pick the right soil for your succulents, what kind of wooden container to use, and how to put it all together for a wonderful addition to any garden or back […]

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Coastal 101: Herb Gardens

Coastal 101: Growing an Herb Garden with Linda Woolsey

Every Coastal location has its own gardening expert. Linda Woolsey is the person to find at the Marysville, Washington store. She’s a Certified Professional Horticulturalist, and a master at growing a great herb garden. In today’s Coastal 101, we get the inside scoop from Linda on how to grow your herb garden, how to help […]

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