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From Alabama to Wyoming stations air the Living the Country Life radio program Monday - Friday.


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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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1/12/15 | 10:01 AM
As the saying goes, one man’s junk is another man’s treasure. When you stretch your creativity limits and do a bit of searching, you’ll find endless ways to use discarded material from businesses and communities. It saves you money and reduces the impact on landfills. Damon... listen now
1/12/15 | 9:49 AM
Debbie Rutt of Wilsonville, Oregon teaches organic gardening to other women. You could say she has a “captive” audience – they’re inmates of the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility. A full-time crew of inmates works in the prison garden, which is a half-acre of space... listen now
1/12/15 | 9:35 AM
All plants need nutrients, water, light, and air to grow – but they don’t always need soil. If you live in an area where gardening is tough, hydroponics might be an option. You can grow many kinds of vegetables, even fresh green fodder for livestock, such as goats. With hydroponics,... listen now
1/12/15 | 9:19 AM
Whether you have a large production farm or grow a garden of vegetables for the farmer’s market, the weather, the economy, and the markets can make-or-break a profitable year. These are all things you have no control over, but can throw you into depression if they don’t go your way.... listen now
1/12/15 | 9:12 AM
Pasteurization was developed after milk was discovered to be a vehicle for dangerous food-borne pathogens. Heating milk to high temperatures and then swiftly cooling it slows microbial growth and reduces pathogens that cause disease. In raw milk, bacteria such as e-coli and campylobacter are... listen now
1/12/15 | 2:08 AM
Ice is like a lid on the aquatic ecosystem. If it stays thin and clear, sunlight can filter through, and plants and algae can produce oxygen. However, a layer of snow on top of the ice can throw underwater life into a world of darkness. Brian Graeb is an associate professor of fisheries at South... listen now
1/12/15 | 12:37 AM
Have you ever seen a horse with the hiccups? It’s called hypocalcemia, or thumps. A veterinarian first reported the condition in 1831 after hearing a thumping noise coming from the abdomen of a horse that had just finished a 13-mile race. When horses have thumps, they don't make a... listen now
1/5/15 | 10:02 AM
In sub-freezing weather, it only takes minutes for exposed skin and underlying tissue to start freezing. Frostbite starts with a tingly feeling, to not being able to feel your fingers and toes anymore.   Amalia Cochran is an associate professor of surgery at the University of Utah and has... listen now
1/5/15 | 9:54 AM
Growing up we had an Irish Setter that loved to romp in the snow. She’d dig and roll around in it, but she’d go back to the barn or come inside with us after a short time. Just because dogs have fur doesn’t mean they can withstand the cold. Lisa Peterson is the director of... listen now
1/5/15 | 9:47 AM
The right bedding in your chicken coop will keep the birds warm and dry. There is no one type of litter that will fit everyone’s needs, but it should be easy to use, absorbent, and biodegradable. Ron Kean is an extension poultry specialist at the University of Wisconsin. He says there are... listen now


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