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8/10/15 | 3:01 PM
When it's hot and dry, your gardens need constant watering. There are efficient ways to give your plants the moisture they need and still conserve water. Most gardeners try to conserve water by using soaker hoses, sprinklers, and timed watering intervals. The best method is a slow and steady... listen now
8/10/15 | 9:55 AM
I drive a rural road every day to work. I pass by a small farm with free-ranging chickens, and quite often at least one of the birds is right on the edge of the road. I would feel really bad if I hit one, or cause an accident by swerving to avoid it. Why do chickens cross the road? David... listen now
8/10/15 | 9:46 AM
Horses out on pasture will often spend over 14-hours grazing every day. Horses housed in stalls are fed two large meals each day with limited opportunity to forage. Krishona Martinson is an extension equine specialist at the University of Minnesota. She has done research on slow-feeding hay nets... listen now
8/10/15 | 9:39 AM
Over the last 50-years, there has been a dramatic decline in the number of bobwhite quail and other native grassland birds due to disappearing habitat. In some areas, bobwhite populations are down by as much as 80-percent because their habitat is disappearing. The National Bobwhite Conservation... listen now
8/10/15 | 9:25 AM
The average American family uses 75-to-150-gallons of water per-day. If you have teenagers who like long showers, it’s even more. Property owners who drill a private well have to be sure it’ll provide enough water on a daily basis to meet their needs. Steve Wilson is a groundwater... listen now
8/3/15 | 10:19 AM
Whether you’re storing food for an emergency or need something ready to eat on a long hike, freeze-dried food is a good option. Freeze-drying removes all the water. When there’s no moisture, food-spoiling microorganisms can’t grow. The physical structure of the food isn’t... listen now
8/3/15 | 10:07 AM
Lance and Elizabeth Chastain bought their acreage near Sedan, Kansas because they thought the meadows and timberland were pretty, and it would make a fine recreational area for family and friends. The land hadn't been used for anything in 50-years. While Lance was developing the farm, he... listen now
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


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