Living the Country Life Radio Program: Week of September 21, 2009
John Deere Maintenance Monday: Transmission oil
In this edition of Maintenance Monday, we're answering a question from Curt in New York. He just bought a compact tractor and understands the basics of engine oil maintenance, but what about transmission oil?
Radio interview source: John Hayes, John Deere Product Support Analyst, John Deere
John Deere Maintenance Monday: Prevent hydraulic system contamination
In this edition of Maintenance Monday, we're answering a question from Alan in Pennsylvania. He had hydraulic system contamination problems on an old tractor, and has decided it's time for a new machine. How can he avoid the same problems?
Compost is good for the garden, but it's not always convenient to tend a compost pile. Try a machine that sits in the kitchen and makes black dirt in as little as two-weeks.
Radio interview source: Carrie Donovan, Spokeswoman, NatureMill
Portable horse paddock
If you travel and take your horses along, you need a way to keep them corralled when they're not in the trailer. A sturdy, portable paddock is essential.
Radio interview source: Brian Pulliam, Inventor, Majority Owner, Grazier System
Choosing the right lawn seed
This is a good time of year to seed a new lawn or over-seed an existing one. If your weekend plans include buying grass seed, be sure to read the fine print.
Radio interview source: Dennis Patton, Extension Horticulture Agent, Kansas State University
Look at your trees. You might have beautiful colors developing, but also ugly masses of worms. Webworms aren't usually harmful, but they're a major eyesore.
Radio interview source: Mark Blevins, Horticulture Agent, North Carolina Cooperative Extension
Raising Red Poll cattle
Few cattle are known for meat and milk production, but the Red Poll breed does both well. These hornless cattle are perfect if you want a dual-purpose animal.
Radio interview source: Ken Harwell, Executive Vice President, American Red Poll Association
Maintaining fish balance
Fishing from your pond is a lot more fun if the fish you reel in are keepers. If your catch is on the small side, the species in the pond might be out of balance.
Radio interview source: Nathan Stone, Extension Fish Specialist, University of Arkansas
Rabies in horses
Most of us are diligent about rabies prevention in dogs and cats, but what about your horse? If your horse interacts with wildlife, rabies prevention may be necessary.
Radio interview source: Dr. Charles Rupprecht, Rabies Program Chief, Centers for Disease Control
Country View: Lynne Kasey -- Birds on the lake
Lynne and her husband, Jamie, bought the lake house as a permanent residence. Their front room overlooking the water became the perfect vantage point for birdwatching.
Radio interview source: Lynne Kasey, White Pigeon, Michigan
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