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9/8/14 | 8:53 AM
Having your own well for a water supply gives you a lot of control over its usage. But to maintain the water quality and insure it’s in good working order, the well should have a checkup every year. Gary Hix is a past president of the Arizona Water Well Association. He says a well... listen now
9/2/14 | 11:05 AM
One of nature’s greatest spectacles is the annual monarch butterfly migration as they fly south to their winter homes for hibernation. There are no other insects in the world that migrate twice each year for thousands of miles. Chip Taylor is the director of Monarch Watch, a non-profit... listen now
9/2/14 | 10:58 AM
Yellow jackets are a type of wasp that could be considered the bullies of the bee world. They’re known to sting repeatedly and send thousands of people to the emergency room every year.   Ken Holscher is an extension entomologist at Iowa State University. He says they’re bright... listen now
9/2/14 | 10:47 AM
Dried meat, or jerky, has been a popular food for thousands of years. It’s made by drying the meat at low temperatures for a long period of time, usually in a food dehydrator. It can be made from almost any lean meat, including beef, pork, venison, or smoked turkey breast. The meat should... listen now
8/25/14 | 12:15 PM
Dogs naturally love to chase chickens -- and if they catch one and have it for dinner, that’s a tasty bonus, according to the dog. The chickens want to know, “can’t we all just get along”? Dr. Sophia Yin is a veterinarian and applied animal behaviorist. She says it is... listen now
8/25/14 | 12:06 PM
Wes and Missy Kroninger bought 17-acres near Springfield, Ohio in 2011 to fulfill Missy’s lifelong dream of raising animals and living off the land. When Missy fell in love with a sweater made from alpaca fiber, she decided this was an animal she wanted to raise. They now have over a-dozen... listen now
8/25/14 | 11:59 AM
Here’s a scenario that’s becoming a common issue: You own land and have a crop farmer renting it from you. You’d like to try cover crops on those acres for the value and many benefits they can provide – but the farmer isn’t interested. It’s often difficult to... listen now
8/25/14 | 11:53 AM
A lot of people decorate garlands and wreaths with bittersweet. Extension Specialist Nancy Loewenstein at Auburn University says native bittersweet isn't a problem, but Asiatic bittersweet, also known as oriental bittersweet, is a nuisance in the eastern U.S. It hides during the growing... listen now
8/25/14 | 11:43 AM
The next time I put on my softest sweater, I’m going to thank a fiber goat that gave its hair so that I could be warm. Ronald Pope is an animal fiber research scientist for Texas Agrilife Extension. He says the most common fiber goat is the Angora, which produces mohair. Other... listen now
8/25/14 | 10:49 AM
If you want to preserve meat, fruits and vegetables but don’t want the hassle of canning, try a food dehydrator. The food sits on trays as warm air circulates around it. The moisture is removed, which then prevents the growth of mold and bacteria. It also makes the food smaller and lighter,... listen now


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