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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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11/7/16 | 10:28 AM
Every year about this time we’re ready to put the gas-powered lawn equipment to bed for the season. The question is always, do we run the engine till it’s out of gas, or do we add fuel stabilizer to prevent the gasoline from gumming up the fuel system? You have to do one or the other or... listen now
11/7/16 | 9:47 AM
Turn those unproductive edges of your farm into a haven for wildlife. A hedgerow is a dense, linear planting of trees, shrubs, forbs, or grasses. They provide shelter for wildlife, and support them with food such as nectar, pollen, and fruits. Hedgerows also enhance communities of beneficial... listen now
11/6/16 | 11:00 PM
When I’m done with the gardening season I tend to put the tools away and forget about them till next spring – and then I have to scrape off the dirt when I’m ready to use them again. It would be easier if I just cleaned them up now so they’re ready to go. Dixie Sandborn... listen now
10/31/16 | 4:46 PM
From hummingbirds to Canada geese, migratory birds seek out habitat on their journey. Every year, migratory birds make the journey between North America and wintering areas in Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Some travel thousands of miles, others just a few hundred miles. Alicia King... listen now
10/31/16 | 11:26 AM
After Halloween, the market for pumpkins takes a huge dive. Your pumpkin patch is probably littered with pumpkins that are broken or blemished, and others didn’t sell. They’re just left to decompose right where they grew. Bring in some cattle and let them clean it all up for you.... listen now
10/31/16 | 3:08 AM
We have huge wolf spiders around our deck and they give me the heebie-jeebies. At least they're not poisonous. However, there are a couple of venomous ones that you don't want to cross paths with. Cornell University Entomologist Linda Rayor says one is the Brown Recluse, which lives in... listen now
10/31/16 | 1:37 AM
It’s a bad habit when horses nip at visitors. In the horse world, nipping and biting is how they play, groom, and investigate. But it's not good communication with humans. Cherry Hill is a horse expert, and has written many books about them. She says to prevent nipping and biting, to... listen now
10/31/16 | 12:00 AM
A roaring fire makes the cold weather cozy. The best species to burn in your area is the one that’s most plentiful. However, soft woods such as pine throw out only about half of the heat as hardwoods. Softwoods also burn faster, and tend to produce a lot of creosote. Some of the best woods to... listen now
10/31/16 | 12:00 AM
If you have oak trees, you probably dread the acorns that litter the ground. Aron Flickinger is the manager of the state forest nursery in Iowa. He says there are ways to pick up acorns without getting a backache in the process. "You can use a simple thing such as a rake, you can rake up... listen now
10/24/16 | 1:34 PM
The lane that takes you from the road to your home is also a welcome mat for visitors. Ben Pequeno owns a paving company and offers advice on his website, He says when designing a lane, usually it's a simple straight run from the road to the garage, or wherever you want it to... listen now


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