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10/12/15 | 3:07 AM
I can't imagine what it's like to spend hundreds of dollars on fish for your garden pond and watching a blue heron snatching it out of the water. I have seen a few blue herons at my local lake snatching bluegills. They’re beneficial by eliminating the smaller fish, allowing others to... listen now
10/2/15 | 4:30 PM
A couple of years ago my son’s friend hit a deer. Fortunately, Lucas wasn’t hurt, but the front end of his car wasn’t so lucky. As deer move between their bedding and feeding areas, they sometimes cross the road and end up in the path of a vehicle. Terry Messmer is an Extension... listen now
10/2/15 | 1:07 PM
It should be obvious to people that they shouldn’t hunt, fish, or simply wander on to private property without the owner’s permission. But, we don’t live in a perfect world. And sometimes folks honestly don’t know that they’ve crossed onto your land. Posting “no... listen now
10/2/15 | 10:34 AM
Jennifer and Jason LittleBear of Copley, Ohio, are providing their community with innovative food from old-world animals. Jennifer is the 4th generation on a 22-acre farm that has been in her family for over 100-years. She says they refer to it as a “heritage farm” because of its... listen now
10/2/15 | 3:07 AM
A couple of years ago I saw my cat crouching, and sitting very still. She was obviously intrigued by something. My investigation found that she was watching a stream of ants marching into my kitchen. Holly Schwarting is an entomology research assistant at Kansas State University. She says it may... listen now
10/2/15 | 1:53 AM
It makes me nervous when I see someone mowing a steep ditch, or just driving a tractor sideways across a hill. It takes a lot of safety-sense to avoid turning over on the machine. Dick Parish is an ag engineering consultant and says the first thing you need to do when operating on a slope is to... listen now
10/2/15 | 1:46 AM
My favorite activity in the fall is going to a bonfire. We roast hotdogs and marshmallows and everybody has a great time. Tony Collins is a fire marshall for Clive, Iowa. He says before you strike the first match, find out if it's legal to build a bonfire on your property.  You may need... listen now
10/2/15 | 1:46 AM
I grow a little patch of garlic every year. It’s a really hardy plant and its flavor never disappoints me. There are two types of garlic. The hardneck varieties, which I grow, are winter-hardy. Softneck varieties are what you find in the grocery store. They aren’t as winter-hardy,... listen now
9/28/15 | 4:17 PM
Raking up leaves and burning them robs you of valuable, free mulch for the garden. David Robson is an extension horticulture educator at the University of Illinois. He says leaves are organic matter, so they increase the fertility of the soil as they break down. Leaves also insulate the plants... listen now
9/28/15 | 3:54 PM
Several years ago we had a small pumpkin patch that produced maybe three pumpkins, but it was fun to watch them grow over the summer. The toughest part was figuring out when to pick them. Mike Roegge is a local foods and small farm educator at the University of Illinois. He says to harvest when... listen now


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