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Posted April 24th, 2017

Every April 22, Earth Day, 198 countries hold events around the world to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First proposed in 1970 by a college student in San Francisco, California, Earth Day was designed to honor the Earth and promote the concept of peace. Today, over 200 million people participate in the celebration, making Earth… Read More »

Posted April 10th, 2017

  Onions (Allium cepa L.) also known as the bulb onion or common onion, is a vegetable and is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Allium. They are a cold-season crop, easy to grow and hardy. It is best to plant them as soon as the ground can be worked in the spring, usually late March or April when temperatures… Read More »

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 »