Sunday, July 23, 2017

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News

Antique Tractor and Machinery Gas and Steam Show coming up

LYNDEN – The annual Puget Sound Antique Tractor and Machinery Gas and Steam Show is coming up Aug. 2-5. In connection with the 100th anniversary of the John Deere Tractor, the 2017 event featured tractor is John Deere. Visitors can see displays of cars, trucks, tractors, and engines, and learn how equipment was used in
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Public invited to tour research plots during annual WSU Field Day Public invited to tour research plots during annual WSU Field Day

MOUNT VERNON –  The WSU Mount Vernon NWREC Annual Field Day, which began in the 1940s, is free and open to the public. Beginning at 3 p.m. faculty and graduate students will host a walking tour of some of the nearly 150 acres of active research plots at the Center. Hear about current research projects
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Lynden’s Raspberry Festival July 14-15

LYNDEN – The annual Northwest Raspberry Festival, presented by WECU and the Washington Red Raspberries Commission, will be held in Lynden July 14-15.  The event includes music on two stages, food, kids’ activities, basketball tournament, classic automobiles, 5k fun run (Saturday morning), raspberry treats, crafts, beer garden, raspberry wine tasting and more. Participants can shop
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Food waste workshop: Local business owners share ideas, challenges

BELLINGHAM – Local business owners will share their experiences and ideas about food waste during a Toward Zero Food Waste workshop on July 12, sponsored by Sustainable Connections. The event runs 2-4 p.m. Learn from experts Mark Peterson, Rodd Pemble from SSC, and Holly Bevan-Bumford from Good to Go Meat Pies, about how you can
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Meals on Wheels BBQ fundraiser at Bellingham Country Gardens July 29

BELLINGHAM – VibrantUSA, Audio Video Excellence, Boundary Bay Brewery, and Dewey Griffin Subaru have teamed up to sponsor a special fundraiser benefiting Meals on Wheels. Meals on Wheels Rocks the Farm: Berries, Beats & BBQ will be held Saturday, July 29, from 4 – 7 p.m. at Bellingham Country Gardens.  All proceeds from the event
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Community

Our Farm: Goodin Family Farm Our Farm: Goodin Family Farm

by Cassie Goodin Farm life is the life I always wanted but didnt know I needed. I used to ask my parents, “Can’t we just buy a farm!?” like it was that easy. My husband, did grow up doing things like raising and butchering meat birds, going to 4-H as a family, bucking hay, the
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Skills

Dairy goats: A basic introduction of what you need to know Dairy goats: A basic introduction of what you need to know

by Corina Sahlin I’m a sucker for baby goats.  There’s nothing cuter than a couple of caprine kids headbutting each other, twisting and turning as they jump high into the air, and egging each other on to cause mischief. In 15 years of raising goats, I have attended every single birth of all my goats.
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Cooking

Berry jubilee: Canning recipes to enjoy this summer Berry jubilee: Canning recipes to enjoy this summer

by Jennifer Bryan-Goforth July is berry season, and canning is a great way to preserve the harvest. Whether you purchase raspberries at a local market or roadside stand, grow blueberries in your backyard, or hunt for wild blackberries, there is a recipe to help you enjoy those delicious flavors all year long. For those new
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Growing

Apples: Finding the best variety for you Apples: Finding the best variety for you

by Terry Maczuga When many people think of adding fruit trees to their garden or property, they think first of apple trees. Apples are relatively easy to grow, and there is nothing like picking an apple on a crisp September morning and eating it right then and there. Doing just that was a big part
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Food

Chuckanut Brewery Wins Big at North American Beer Awards Chuckanut Brewery Wins Big at North American Beer Awards

Last year, while Chuckanut Brewery was building its new South Nut facility, they decided to take the year off from sending beers to the North American Beer Awards. Now that South Nut is up and brewing it was decided to enter into the prestigious, long standing beer competition. Chuckanut was richly rewarded with six major
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Crafty

Rose water: Simple steps to make this refreshing skin tonic Rose water: Simple steps to make this refreshing skin tonic

by Corina Sahlin My little daughter and I worked in the garden for hours and decided to take a bath this afternoon to soothe our sore muscles. We added a major touch of luxury and lovely scent by adding rose water I had made a few days before, and for good measure we sprinkled some
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