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Editor-in-Chief Betsy Freese and Editor/Host Jodi Henke share tips from experts across the United States to help you around your acreage. If your favorite station doesn't carry the show, call them and ask for it!


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12/19/14 | 4:10 PM
Christmas at my parents’ house is chaotic to say the least. When the whole family is together, there are no less than five dogs running through presents and wrapping paper, and also a few cats if they’re brave enough. Honestly I’m surprised that we haven’t had any animal... listen now
12/19/14 | 4:04 PM
Several years ago my grandmother gave me a beautiful, glass truffle bowl. I wasn’t sure what I’d do with it, until I learned about fairy gardening. I filled it with soil, a couple of plants, and some tiny gardening tools. So far I haven’t seen any fairies sitting on the little... listen now
12/19/14 | 3:53 PM
Beth Bohnert had always dreamed of having her own little farm. When Beth and her husband Brett moved to Tazewell, Tennessee, a few years ago, they found a 38-acre fixer-upper. Most of the terrain is mountainside and wooded, so she researched what type of animal would thrive on this type of... listen now
12/19/14 | 3:47 PM
Thoreau once said that firewood warms you twice: once when you cut it, and again when you burn it. If you chop your own wood by hand with an axe, you’ll know exactly what he means. A good, sharp axe is indispensable for chopping up fallen trees and splitting large logs.   Craig... listen now
12/19/14 | 3:40 PM
When chicks hatch, some of them might have feet that don’t look quite right. Phil Clauer is an extension poultry specialist at Penn State University. He says some chickens are born with genetic foot and leg disorders. However, they can also become lame from poor management of their... listen now
12/15/14 | 9:24 AM
The Christmas cactus is a popular fall-and-winter-flowering houseplant that blooms in a wide array of colors for weeks at a time. There are cacti in the same family that bloom at Thanksgiving and Easter as well. James Baggett is the editor of Country Gardens magazine, and also grows holiday... listen now
12/15/14 | 9:17 AM
Chickens are social animals that enjoy the company of a flock. However, they do form social status relationships and establish a pecking order. It becomes an issue when one hen asserts too much dominance and is aggressive enough to the point of harming others. This behavior often involves the alpha... listen now
12/15/14 | 9:09 AM
A cow that’s hobbling around might be suffering from foot rot. This happens when bacteria in the soil get into a cut in the skin between their toes, and create an infection. Gregg Hanzlicek is a veterinarian at Kansas State University’s veterinary diagnostic laboratory. He says foot... listen now
12/15/14 | 8:51 AM
The quality of water from private drinking water wells is not regulated by the federal government, or in most states. If you want to know if your well water is safe for human consumption, it’s up to you to have it tested. The do-it-yourself water testing kits you can buy online and in farm... listen now
12/15/14 | 8:43 AM
So where does your food come from? Duane Dahl of Seattle, Washington had that question too, and founded a website called “Agrilicious” to connect consumers with local and organic farmers nationwide. Making good food choices is a priority for everyone, so his goal is to help advance the... listen now


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