Pet & AnimalThe North 40 Chickadee Check-offWinter bird watching and bird feeding is one way to brighten up the winter. One of my favorite winter birds is the chickadee.Read More
#n40life, FishingQuick Tips: Fall Bass FishingFall is a very busy time of year for anyone who loves the outdoors. Hunting is taking up everyone’s time. I find a lot of people saying that they haven’t had time to fish because they’ve been too busy hunting, myself included. The sad thing is that fishermen are missing out on a great opportunity to fish for bass.Read More
#n40lifeHow to Protect your Family, Farm or RanchDo you have an estate plan established for your farm or ranch? When planning for the future of your family, farm or ranch, you need the best guidance possible. That’s why North 40 Outfitters is hosting an Estate Planning Series for Farmers and Ranchers interested in securing their lifestyle and passion for future generations. Read More
#n40life, Home & GardenDIY: Burlap Treat Bags for HalloweenAutumn brings sweater weather, colorful leaves, and one of my favorite holidays -- Halloween. I love the magic and fantasy that comes with the holiday, and most of all, I love the candy!
With this DIY from North 40 Outfitters, you can combine all your favorite Halloween or autumn themes into a cute (or spooky) DIY treat bag. All you need is burlap and a few simple materials to get started.Read More
Fishing, OutdoorFishing the Hanford ReachDuring the months of September to the middle of October we have a very awesome fishery down at the Hanford Reach area. It's time to do some back trolling!Read More
#n40life, Home & GardenDIY Tutorial: How To Make A Horseshoe DreamcatcherThanks to the beautiful designs and unique history behind them, dreamcatchers have always been a popular craft. Colorful feathers and intricate designs are the hallmark of these pieces, making them a great gift for the home.Read More
#n40life, Home & GardenNew Trees: Getting Off To A Good StartWhen it comes to new trees, it’s crucial that they are off to a good start, especially for those first couple years of growing. Most of that good start comes from how you plant the tree in the first place.Read More
#n40life, Pet & Animal, Ranch LifeChaos Before the Fair: A 4-H StoryTwo weeks. That is the amount of time that has gone by since our kids showed at the local fair... you'll never believe what's happened with Krista and her family on their journey to the fair. Read More
Farm to Table, Home & GardenNo Dirt, No Problem: Straw bale Gardening 2.0I’ve successfully killed half of what I planted and learned some really good lessons along the way. Here’s a quick break down.Read More
#n40life, Chicken, Equine, Farm & Ranch, Livestock, Ranch LifeWhich Electric Fencing Setup is for You?When looking to set up an electrical fence, you need to ask yourself 3 questions.
1.) Is your fence permanent or temporary?
2.) What animals are you targeting?
3.) How big is the space you're fencing?
After you answer those... then real work begins. Read More
#n40life, Farm & RanchThe Anderson Experiment: Dectomax & ZoetisThis is the second installment of our Dectomax & Zoetis experiment we are conducting on a Montana ranch. Is it worth spending $300 dollars more on medications and vaccines? Find out here.Read More
#n40life, Chicken, Farm to Table, Pet & AnimalIt’s Time for N40 Coops 2.0N40 Coops is an annual event where we get to showcase amazing coops and passionate people from all over the Northwest. The call for entries for is now over.Read More
Fishing, OutdoorChinook: How to Increase Your Catch RateI have learned a few little tips and tricks to help you become successful for chinook salmon. To begin, let’s talk Brad's Super Baits.Read More
ApparelLadies: How to Choose Your Lightweight Hiking BootsSo, you’re on the hunt for the perfect pair of lightweight hiking boots for those beginning hikes. Ladies, let us help.Read More
#n40life, BackpackingHow to Wash a Sleeping BagYou’ll know it’s time to wash your sleeping bag a couple ways, one of those is the scent test. Scent Test: This one isn’t scientific. If you’ve been falling into your bed in the same clothes you hiked/climbed/fished/rode in, chances are you’ve packed in bacteria and debris that will cause that camp smell.Read More
Home & GardenBee-Splitting: The Walk-Away SplitAsk a beekeeper about splitting hives and you’ll probably, if you’re lucky and it isn’t bee season, get a whole host of techniques and strategies for the best “splits” of the season.Read More
ApparelNo Small Feat: Buying Ladies BootsWhen searching for the perfect pair of boots you should consider three main factors. We asked our footwear buyer, Kayla, to point us in the right direction.Read More
ChickenMust Haves for Raising Backyard ChickensStarting your own backyard chicken coop is easy when you know what supplies you need. Read More
OutdoorConcealed Firearms – 3 Takeaways for Women I spoke with Zach regarding concealed firearms, he suggested that there are three things women need to consider when looking to buying one.Read More
Farm to Table, Home & GardenNo Dirt, No Problem: Straw bale GardeningThe concept of growing food from a bale of straw was odd at first until I thought it through.Read More
#n40life, Local EatsHow to Grill Burgers on a Cast Iron GriddleThe perfect burger starts before the fire, not on it. These are the four things you need to know if you want to graduate from decent burger chef to Transcendental burger chef with the cast iron.Read More
Home & GardenWaggle Dance & Bee CommunicationHoney bees communicate using vector calculus and directional… mamba!! A forager uses dance to communicate the position of nectar sources she discovered.Read More
#n40life, Home & GardenExtracting Honey: Spinner Extraction VS Crush & Strain MethodWhen thinking about extraction as a backyard beekeeper, there’s a number of options available to you, but how do you know what option is right for you? Here’s what you need to consider when getting ready to harvest your honey.Read More
#n40life, Farm to TableWhat’s a 30-Acre Organic Farm Look Like?There’s been a shift lately in people interested in farming. In recent years, consumers have been driving a change in the produce market by demanding to know and understand where their food comes from—as a result, urban farms and co-ops have seen a dramatic increase in participants and those interested. And that’s where Prairie Heritage Farm comes in…Read More