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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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2/3/14 | 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
2/3/14 | 9:35 AM
If you have a pond or even a paved patio or basketball court, you are fully equipped to create the perfect skating rink or hockey court for your friends and family to enjoy. The key is to have a smooth, icy surface. Doug Westlake of Indianola, Iowa, created his ideal family skating rink in his... listen now
2/3/14 | 9:14 AM
I never met chocolate I didn’t like. Or chocolate chip cookies, for that matter. I found a recipe from our sister publication, Better Homes and Gardens, for chocolate chip cookie dough truffles. It’s a simple desert to make for any occasion. I had to bring treats for an office party, so... listen now
2/3/14 | 9:07 AM
Melissa Hronkin and her partner John Hersman live on 38-acres in Ontonagon county in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Concerned with the honey bee crisis, they put in a large garden and 50 bee hives. Melissa says the bees rewarded them with so much honey, it wasn’t long before the... listen now
1/27/14 | 10:50 AM
Some folks in New York City years ago tossed seed bombs into empty lots and along city streets to make the neighborhoods look better. They were little balls of clay, compost, and seed that grew into beautiful clusters of flowers. The clay coating on a seed ball protects the seeds from being... listen now
1/27/14 | 10:40 AM
I’ve raised and bottle-fed two orphan lambs. We were able to intervene soon after they were born, and both grew strong and healthy. Jim Thompson is a retired extension sheep specialist at Oregon State University. He says moving the lamb to a warm place and feeding it colostrum within the... listen now
1/27/14 | 10:30 AM
Most round barns were built on dairy farms between 1890-1920. As cities expanded and connected to railroads, shipping fresh milk from the rural areas became much easier, opening up new opportunities for dairymen. Charles Leik is president of the National Barn Alliance. He says producers back... listen now
1/27/14 | 10:21 AM
Seeing tree branches broken on the ground or hanging by a thread after a hefty ice or snowstorm is heartbreaking. We have several beautiful trees that have had their shapes altered forever. Dennis Patton is an extension horticulture agent at Kansas State University. He says your first instinct... listen now


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