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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: Transmission oil

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?

John Deere Maintenance Monday: Prevent hydraulic system contamination

Indoor composter

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

Indoor composter

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

Portable horse paddock

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

Choosing the right lawn seed

Webworm management

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

Webworm management

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

Raising Red Poll cattle

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

Maintaining fish balance

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

Rabies in horses

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

Country View: Lynne Kasey -- Birds on the lake

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