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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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6/27/16 | 1:50 AM
We put up a tire swing on a big tree in our back yard and the kids were on it for hours. We used an old tractor tire, but that's not the only option anymore. Barbara Butler designs and builds outdoor play structures, and says you don't have to resort to old tires if you're not... listen now
6/20/16 | 10:42 AM
If you pick up a glass of water and see a layer of slime around the edges, you wouldn’t want to drink it. Chickens don’t like slime in their drinking vessels, either. It can harbor contaminants and bacteria that affect their health. Susan Watkins is a poultry science professor at the... listen now
6/20/16 | 10:32 AM
Addy Battel knows she can make a difference and isn’t wasting any time. She helped start a junior high FFA chapter and 4-H club in her town, began a hunger relief project, and also has her own maple syrup and meat businesses. This would be a lot of work for an adult – but Addy is only... listen now
6/20/16 | 10:26 AM
We have a glass tube rain gauge mounted on the rail of our deck with big enough markings that it’s easy to see from inside the house how much rain we got. It measures in quarter-inch increments, which is fine for us. But sometimes you need something with even finer detail. Ray Bohacz is... listen now
6/20/16 | 10:16 AM
Many people on small farms think about having a dairy animal for milk, cheese, butter, and ice cream. The two most popular choices are cows and goats, with sheep sometimes a consideration too. Choosing the right one for you depends on many factors. Jim Paulson is an extension educator at the... listen now
6/20/16 | 3:08 AM
I’ve seen ponds completely covered over in green and chances are good they’ve been infested with duckweed. Duckweed is a small, floating-leaf plant that’s about the diameter of a pencil eraser. It also has a hair-like root that extends down below the leaf. But don’t let its... listen now
6/20/16 | 1:52 AM
After I’m done mowing with the lawn tractor, sometimes I notice that the cut seems to be uneven. We’ve installed new blades and leveled the deck with no luck. There must be something we’re overlooking. Shane Louwerens is a John Deere Ag Tech Instructor at Northwest Mississippi... listen now
6/20/16 | 1:45 AM
Before my family usually goes on vacation, I water the garden well and try to weed a lot. But, the garden is usually out of control by the time we return. Horticulturist Leonard Perry at the University of Vermont says when you're going to be gone for more than a few days, mulch the garden... listen now
6/13/16 | 11:03 AM
There’s a certain, putrid smell in the air that lets you know some unfortunate soul has suffered the wrath of an angry skunk. Hopefully it’s not the family dog or someone else who lives in the house with you! John Wilson is an extension educator at the University of Nebraska. He says... listen now
6/13/16 | 10:43 AM
I’ve had bee balm growing in my perennial garden for years and it’s just beautiful – until the leaves develop a white, powdery growth, turn brown, and die. The culprit is powdery mildew, a fungal disease that usually develops on the upper side of a leaf. The spores overwinter in... listen now


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