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Wonderful Woolies fiber sale and open house April 12

Apr 3rd, 2014

Spinners Eden Farm will host its annual fiber sale and open house on Saturday, April 12, featuring a number of northwest Washington farms. Spinners Eden Farm raises award-winning registered CVM (California Variegated Mutant)/Romeldale sheep. Along with breeding stock, they sell raw fleece, roving, and other wool products.  The annual event is also an open house,
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Free alpaca, llama workshop Saturday, April 19

Apr 2nd, 2014

A day of workshops for current and future owners of alpacas and llamas will be held on Saturday, April 19 at JNK Llama Farm outside of Bellingham. Now in its seventh year, this annual day of workshops and education is free to anyone that currently owns or is interested in owning the animals. There will
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Poultry: Backyard, pasture production workshops offered this month

Mar 2nd, 2014

Several classes and workshops are being offered this month for those interested in raising poultry. • Valley Farm Center is holding a Poultry 101 class on Wednesday, March 5 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This free class features two special guests, information for all levels, deals and prizes. Participants need to pre-register by calling (360)
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Lynden Horse Expo & Draft Horse Spectactular offers various clinics

Oct 3rd, 2013

LYNDEN – The Northwest Washington Fair presents the annual Horse Expo on Friday, Oct. 4 through Sunday, Oct. 6, and have changed the name this year to the Lynden Horse Expo & Draft Horse Spectacular. Participants can attend a variety of clinics regarding horse care and training, and learn how to drive a hitch of
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Anacortes’ Tour de Coop & Crops set

Jul 1st, 2013

ANACORTES – The second annual Tour de Coops & Crops will be held Saturday, July 27 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in Anacortes. Participants can pick up maps at the Anacortes Farmer’s Market Info Booth or at Linda Zielinski’s chicken workshop at the Depot that morning from 10 a.m. to noon. The tour features information
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Livestock programs offer information for all levels

Apr 6th, 2013
Livestock programs offer information for all levels

Several opportunities are available for local residents wanting to learn more about raising and caring for livestock. Livestock Advisor program This year’s WSU Livestock Advisor program kicked off March 26,  offering 10 weeks of training covering housing, nutrition, feeding, fencing, mud and manure management, weed and pasture management systems for sheep, beef, swine, poultry, goats,
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Raising sheep in northwest Washington

Feb 5th, 2013
Raising sheep in northwest Washington

Part 1 of 2 by Jessica Gigot I did not grow up on a farm, but from a young age I was fascinated by sheep. It might be because my last name is French for ‘leg of lamb’ or that I have had a life-long obsession with sweaters, mittens and all things wool, not to
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Winter care for chickens

Jan 29th, 2013
Winter care for chickens

Tips to keep your flock healthy and happy by Dalia Monterroso At my farm store, I enjoy seeing folks take home their first batch of baby chicks. It’s especially exciting when they come in a few months later with that “first egg glow” on their faces. I often hear how they weren’t expecting the peace
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Draft Power: Using horses, oxen and mules on the farm

Aug 30th, 2010
Draft Power: Using horses, oxen and mules on the farm

by Marnie Jones Farming with draft animals may appear, to some, as  a nostalgic diversion or an antiquated practice, a vestige of times gone by. For many farmers, it is much more—a practical means of accomplishing the daily work of farming without sacrificing economy, beauty, or sensitivity to the land and soil. When it comes
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Fresh Eggs: Keeping a flock of chickens is not just for farmers anymore

May 14th, 2010

by Marnie Jones It begins with eggs. For most of us, the chicken-keeping concept is hatched from a desire for fresh, wholesome, chemical-free food for the table, and the natural superiority of a free-range egg is the biggest draw. Interest in keeping chickens is growing, and it’s not just for farmers anymore. The backyard flock
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