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8/14/15 | 10:02 AM
The trend of micro dairies is expanding because of the public's growing demand to know where its food comes from. A micro dairy refers to an operation that milks ten cows or less. The milk, or milk products such as butter, ice cream, and cheese, are sold directly from the farm or at farmers... listen now
8/14/15 | 9:51 AM
I know when the dog days of summer have hit just by looking at my lawn. It goes from a beautiful carpet of green to a brown crunchy mat, thanks to the heat and a lack of rainfall. Warm season grasses love heat and are in their glory, while cool season turf goes into survival mode and turns brown... listen now
8/14/15 | 3:09 AM
With growing populations and shrinking water supplies, it's necessary to use less water, and use it for more than one purpose. Some people are installing systems in their homes to capture used water. While it's not good for drinking or cooking, gray water can be used for landscaping.... listen now
8/10/15 | 3:01 PM
When it's hot and dry, your gardens need constant watering. There are efficient ways to give your plants the moisture they need and still conserve water. Most gardeners try to conserve water by using soaker hoses, sprinklers, and timed watering intervals. The best method is a slow and steady... listen now
8/10/15 | 9:55 AM
I drive a rural road every day to work. I pass by a small farm with free-ranging chickens, and quite often at least one of the birds is right on the edge of the road. I would feel really bad if I hit one, or cause an accident by swerving to avoid it. Why do chickens cross the road? David... listen now
8/10/15 | 9:46 AM
Horses out on pasture will often spend over 14-hours grazing every day. Horses housed in stalls are fed two large meals each day with limited opportunity to forage. Krishona Martinson is an extension equine specialist at the University of Minnesota. She has done research on slow-feeding hay nets... listen now
8/10/15 | 9:39 AM
Over the last 50-years, there has been a dramatic decline in the number of bobwhite quail and other native grassland birds due to disappearing habitat. In some areas, bobwhite populations are down by as much as 80-percent because their habitat is disappearing. The National Bobwhite Conservation... listen now
8/10/15 | 9:25 AM
The average American family uses 75-to-150-gallons of water per-day. If you have teenagers who like long showers, it’s even more. Property owners who drill a private well have to be sure it’ll provide enough water on a daily basis to meet their needs. Steve Wilson is a groundwater... listen now
8/3/15 | 10:19 AM
Whether you’re storing food for an emergency or need something ready to eat on a long hike, freeze-dried food is a good option. Freeze-drying removes all the water. When there’s no moisture, food-spoiling microorganisms can’t grow. The physical structure of the food isn’t... listen now
8/3/15 | 10:07 AM
Lance and Elizabeth Chastain bought their acreage near Sedan, Kansas because they thought the meadows and timberland were pretty, and it would make a fine recreational area for family and friends. The land hadn't been used for anything in 50-years. While Lance was developing the farm, he... listen now


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