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8/3/15 | 10:01 AM
Drive down any rural road and you’re likely to see a tractor pulling an implement behind it. I’ve seen some that sway so bad from side-to-side, it could become a safety issue. Older utility tractors may not have anything attached to the three-point-hitch to help control the side-to-side... listen now
8/3/15 | 9:40 AM
I grew up on an acreage alongside a highway. We had several dogs that met their demise by running out onto the road. Now a containment system that uses GPS tracking can keep dogs within their boundaries – and prevent them from being hit by cars. Andy Timm is a consultant with the brand... listen now
8/3/15 | 9:31 AM
Livestock such as cattle and sheep are able to tolerate a wide range of weather conditions, but they appreciate shelter from driving snow, and a place to cool off in the heat. Establishing a natural, “living barn” from trees in the woods can offer the protection they need without having... listen now
8/3/15 | 3:08 AM
If you’ve never siphoned water from your pond to water livestock, it's not a bad idea. Gravity flow systems can do this, and is the most inexpensive way of moving large volumes of water. Water Quality Specialist Bob Broz at the University of Missouri says for an existing  pond,... listen now
7/17/15 | 12:55 PM
Trees are never easy to take down, especially when they’re in tricky spots like along a fence row. A lot of landowners use their utility tractors to remove logs and other debris, but you have to be very careful. Dennis Murphy is an extension safety specialist at Penn State University. He... listen now
7/17/15 | 12:44 PM
I’ve canned a lot of tomatoes and salsa. I process the jars in a hot water bath using a big pot on the stove. Canning has become a lost art in recent years, but it’s coming back. Janine Moore is the senior brand manager of fresh preserving with Jarden Home Brands. She says the... listen now
7/17/15 | 12:37 PM
Herbicides work well when they’re used correctly. But sometimes because of wind, rain, and other factors out of your control, they can cause injury to other plants. The trick is knowing if the plants were affected by the herbicide or something else. Gail Ruhl is a senior plant disease... listen now
7/17/15 | 12:32 PM
Do you call it “cantaloupe” or “muskmelon”? The terms are interchangeable for the most part. If you have some growing in the garden you may be wondering how soon they can be harvested. Gilbert Miller is an area extension vegetable specialist with Clemson University. He... listen now
7/17/15 | 12:25 PM
Move over, man cave. Here comes the “she shed”. Women all over the country are finding their own sanctuaries in backyard sheds, treehouses, even converted chicken coops. You could probably say that Sandy Foster of Rosendale, New York, was an early pioneer in the concept. She... listen now
7/17/15 | 11:36 AM
I see wild ducks all the time around a lake near my home. I’ve noted several species that come back year-after-year. Unfortunately, vital duck habitat is quickly disappearing in the United States. Conservation efforts by landowners are the key for nesting waterfowl. Jennifer Kross is a... listen now


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