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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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2/17/14 | 10:21 AM
The power of healing doesn’t always come from medicine. Sometimes all you have to do is step out onto your front porch. That’s what Deborah Marqui discovered. She lives with her husband Buzz on an historic farm in St. Charles, Illinois, and has been through two bouts of cancer. To... listen now
2/10/14 | 11:08 AM
If you love houseplants but don’t have a lot of room for them, consider a terrarium. They’re most useful for small plants that don’t adapt well to normal home atmospheres. When properly planted, they offer a novel way to keep live greenery with minimal care. Terrariums are an... listen now
2/10/14 | 10:51 AM
I grew up on a small acreage in Eastern Iowa. We had a barn and plenty of room for a corral, so my siblings and I raised heifers and steers as our 4-H projects. Club calves were popular projects in my 4-H club and throughout the county. It was a good fit for us. Michelle Neff is an extension... listen now
2/10/14 | 10:38 AM
Chicken eggs with thin shells are unattractive, and very susceptible to damage. Danny Thornton is a retired poultry instructor at Mississippi State University. He says a thin egg shell will be almost transparent, more like a membrane than a shell. You might even see the yolk through it. Thin... listen now
2/10/14 | 10:13 AM
If you have a couple of dairy goats, you’ve got a nice supply of milk. And maybe more than you know what to do with. When a goat is nursing her young, the milk can also be used for other species that aren’t able to nurse from their own mothers. Susan Schoenian is an extension sheep... listen now
2/10/14 | 10:03 AM
Several years ago, I bought some Lily of the Valley plants off the internet. They arrived half-dead and much smaller than what the website said they would be. I sent them back, and fortunately was able to get a refund. Internet plant sales are booming. But, like anything else you purchase... listen now
2/3/14 | 10:44 AM
I’ve had pets all of my life, and have had to make tough decisions whether to pay for treating a serious illness, or putting the animal down. These were cases where having pet health insurance might have made our decisions a lot easier. Mike Hemstreet is the owner of Pet Insurance Review... listen now
2/3/14 | 10:36 AM
Laying hens are the most productive during the first two years of their lives. As they get older, the number of eggs they produce slows down or even stops. If you have a lot of hens it can be difficult to keep track of their ages and productivity. A method called “trap nesting” will... listen now
2/3/14 | 10:26 AM
I consider starlings to be the rodent of the bird world. They take over my feeders, eat everything in sight, and chase the other birds away. Starlings are big, obnoxious, and aren't even native birds. They were introduced to the U.S. in the 1800s by a man from Europe who wanted to populate... listen now
2/3/14 | 9:51 AM
A wind turbine can save you money on your electric bill. The catch is, there has to be enough wind in just the right spot to make economic sense. Ian Baring-Gould is the technology development manager for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. He says there are websites that can give you... listen now


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