#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 event where we get to showcase amazing coops and people who are passionate about poultry from all over the Northwest. Entries due October 2, 2016.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 BootsI have been hunting for boots. I wondered, what should a woman look for when buying a new pair of boots? I decided I needed help.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
#n40life, Pet & Animal3 Steps to Prevent Ticks on your Dogs in the NorthwestYou already think about your dog's needs: you buy them food, toys, sometimes clothes... But what about ticks? Ticks are a severe irritant to your dog, and sometimes can cause diseases. So how can you keep your dog safe when you are out gallivanting around the country?Read More
Home & GardenBee-Tech: Advancing Facial Recognition TechnologyBiotechnology is a relatively young field of scientific study. Scientists and engineers approach tech problems using biological life forms as a basis for solutions.Read More
#n40life, Home & GardenBest Herbicides To Use Based On Weed TypeKnow your weed killers. If you don’t, and you use ANY type of weed killer… you’re going to burn your lawn up. Don’t do that. Read this article instead.Read More
#n40life, Home & GardenBest Practices for Applying Weed KillerIt happens—we try to kill weeds in the pristine green of our lawn… instead, we get unsightly pocking of dead vegetation that’s worse than the weeds we had before—don’t worry. We can fix that.... and so can you after you read this blog.Read More
Home & GardenWhy You Need to Know Your WeedsWhy does it matter what weeds you have? Because without knowing the weed type, you won’t be able to fight them! Learn your weed types here.
Archery, Hunting, OutdoorThe Pattern of PerfexionWhat is there that can still make an archery tech giddy as a schoolboy on Spring Break? A bow box that shows up with your name on it!Read More
Home & GardenBeekeeping in Urban & Suburban NeighborhoodsHaving a barking dog is probably the number one way of earning someone’s ire, but bringing in a beehive, or two, might be a close second if you live with neighbors close by.Read More