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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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3/30/15 | 9:29 AM
Pruning trees, fixing fence, and other general maintenance chores require hauling a lot of heavy tools around. If you don’t have a ready power supply, those jobs out in the back-40 are more difficult. Make it a lot easier by accessorizing your utility vehicle as a rolling tool shop. Jeremy... listen now
3/30/15 | 1:42 AM
Septic system drain fields aren't supposed to look like a bubble bath. If your drain field is bubbling, or the septic is backing up into the house, your laundry habits may be the culprit. Jim VonMeier is the education director for Septic Protector. He says doing laundry may cause any number... listen now
3/23/15 | 10:30 AM
One night last summer my cat was growling outside our bedroom window. I went to see what she was all upset about, and found a raccoon staring at me on the other side of the glass. The next day was garbage collection, and our garbage can was out on the curb. The raccoon probably wanted more where... listen now
3/23/15 | 10:22 AM
Every year about this time I plant peas. Sometimes it’s too early, but it’s fun to try.   Charlotte Glen is an extension horticulture agent with North Carolina State University. She says peas are sensitive to heat, and will become starchy and tough when temperatures reach the 80... listen now
3/23/15 | 10:14 AM
If you have a bad case of acne, rub lard on your face. It sounds disgusting, but James Henderson of Concord, Virginia swears that it just might work. He says a friend once told him about the skin healing powers of lard. James raises pigs on his farm and is committed to using every part of the... listen now
3/23/15 | 9:41 AM
I have several Knock Out rose bushes I just love – they’re beautiful without being finicky about their care. However, they do need some attention before they come to life in the spring. Dennis Patton is an extension horticulture agent at Kansas State University. He says if you covered... listen now
3/23/15 | 9:33 AM
If you need to move water from say, one pond to another, or suck rainwater out of the barn, a utility pump may be the tool to use. Brian Kramer is an engineer with Wayne Water Systems in Ohio. He says people buy utility pumps for two reasons: transferring water from one vessel to another, and to... listen now
3/23/15 | 9:11 AM
In the mid-1800s, barbed wire became popular in the western U.S. because it was a good livestock deterrent. However, that popularity didn't happen easily. Religious groups called barbed wire the devil's rope. Ranchers cut the thorny fences to ensure free ranging. Inventors fought for patent... listen now
3/23/15 | 8:58 AM
Wind and solar have become popular off-the-grid ways to generate heat and electricity for the home. But if you run into a stretch of weather that’s calm and cloudy, there may not be enough power to meet the demand. A new propane generator, called the Generac EcoGen, is specifically geared as... listen now
3/16/15 | 10:01 AM
Once there's a hint of spring, I go out into my yard and rake up dead leaves, grass, and other debris that I can add to the compost pile. Then, I give it a good stir. University of Illinois Extension Educator Sandra Mason says as the temperatures start to warm up, so does the compost pile.... listen now


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