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Posted April 10th, 2017

It’s as simple as it seems! Just about anything can be grown in a container as long as it has the right soil, proper location, good care, and of course your plants of choice. If container gardening is new to you and seems like the right choice for your garden this spring, follow these Country… Read More »

Posted April 5th, 2017

Bees are essential to sustain our lives, in fact, one-third of the plants that provide us with food including vegetables and fruits, are pollinated by a number of different types of bees. There are a number of bees and flowering plants that have co-evolved needing each other for effective pollination as well as the sweet… Read More »

Posted March 27th, 2017

  In recent years, concerns have been mounting over the environmental impacts of the decline in pollinators. This concern has given rise to a focused conservation of people who want to take an active role in protecting, enhancing, and fostering agricultural pollination through beekeeping. Mason Bees, also known as Orchard or Blue Orchard Bees, are… Read More »

Posted March 24th, 2017

“Fire took down an iconic Coupeville barn on March 7, turning the historic structure into a twisted heap of metal and charred Timber.  Within 20 minutes the entire structure collapsed.  The Smith barn was an integral part of Willowood Farm.  It has been in the family for more than a century and was one of… Read More »

Posted March 22nd, 2017

Bees are often one of the most underappreciated insects on our planet and yet they are some of the hardest working. Their laborious efforts play an important role in the production of many of the foods we consume from vegetables to fruits, and often impacting the food eaten by other animals. Not only must be… Read More »

Posted December 20th, 2016

Just as we prepare our homes for the winter, we must also prepare our honey bees.  To successfully keep honey bees alive, you must remember the three M’s; Mites, Moisture and a Meal. Mites – If you have honey bees, you are also growing various mites.  Varroa Mites live and reproduce with our bees and… Read More »

Posted December 20th, 2016

Cozy Cattle by Skagit Farmers Supply Rural Living Consultant Bailie Welton Winter is the time of year where we love to bundle up, sit by the fire, and enjoy a warm beverage. We know to add a heat lamp to our chicken coops, throw a blanket over our horse, have even invested in a warming… Read More »

Posted September 10th, 2014

Although summer is coming to an end, there is still work to be done in the garden. A few hours spent planting bulbs this fall will ensure brilliant display of flowers come spring. The best time to plant fall bulbs is after the first few frosts of the season and at least six weeks before… Read More »

Posted August 29th, 2014

Pets are more popular than ever. The Human Society of the United States estimates that approximately 62 percent of all US households include at least one pet. With the popularity of pets at an all time high, it is important for potential pet owners to take care in choosing the right one. Choosing the right… Read More »

Posted August 12th, 2014

As summer turns the corner toward fall, it is time to start considering how to preserve this year’s harvest. Canning is a popular way to preserve everything from berries and jams to vegetables and meats. Canning preserves food that would otherwise spoil on the shelf. While canning may seem intimidating for a first timer, a… Read More »