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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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