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4/10/17 | 2:41 PM
In 2009, Dan Dean and his wife, Laura Kelly, bought land for their dream farm in Winslow, Arkansas. Both are trained architects and built a cabin, canning shed, and greenhouse. In February of 2015, their dreams came to a screeching halt when Dan slipped and fell off the roof of the cabin. He was... listen now
4/10/17 | 2:30 PM
A garden tiller can be an important tool in cultivating weeds, working in compost, and starting new beds. As you’re shopping for one, consider the size and scale of the garden, how much money you want to spend, the soil type, and your own strength. Shane LaBrake is a consultant and expert... listen now
4/10/17 | 3:12 AM
There are three species of weasels in the U.S., and they're all good mousers. Stephen VanTassel is a wildlife damage management expert. He says weasels can best be described as paper towel tubes with legs – they're long, thin creatures. The long-tailed weasel can be as long as 17... listen now
4/3/17 | 10:33 AM
The spring flowers are poking out of the ground, you’ve been cooped up all winter, and you can’t wait to inspect them. Just don’t take your cat or dog out to the garden with you. Dr. Tina Wismer is the medical director for the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center. She says their... listen now
4/3/17 | 10:25 AM
Fertilizing your garden soil without testing it first is like driving a car at night without headlights. You can’t see where you’re going. Without knowing the fertility level, you might apply too much or too little fertilizer for plant growth. Dave Whitinger is the executive director... listen now
4/3/17 | 10:19 AM
A greenhouse allows you to grow flowers, herbs, and vegetables all year long. When compared with a high tunnel, a greenhouse is completely enclosed and it’s easier to control the temperature inside. Seedlings and plants will be warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Harry Edwards is a... listen now
4/3/17 | 10:11 AM
If you look closely at your evergreen trees this spring you might see what looks like frothy masses of spit in the branches. Unless somebody has an ax to grind with you, I’m willing to bet nobody spit on your tree. Nobody human, anyway. Michael Wheeler is a county Extension agent with the... listen now
4/3/17 | 10:01 AM
Grapes give us wine. Scotch comes from barley, rum from sugarcane, and bourbon from corn. In other words, your favorite cocktails started in the dirt. Amy Stewart of Eureka, California is an author, garden writer, and has a deep appreciation for botanicals in our favorite alcoholic drinks. She... listen now
4/3/17 | 9:53 AM
The best time for pruning evergreen trees is early spring through mid-April, although you can remove dead, diseased, or broken branches anytime. A couple of factors on whether or not to prune an evergreen tree is where it’s at in the landscape, such as if it’s close to a building or... listen now
4/3/17 | 1:39 AM
Broody hens will sit on eggs no matter what in their quest to become mothers. Sometimes you have a hen that won’t sit on her eggs and if you can’t do anything to encourage her, you'll need an incubator to hatch them. Morgan Farnell is a poultry specialist at Texas Agrilife... listen now


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