Living the Country Life

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Pay attention to water conditions and use common sense to avoid health risks
It feels good to take a cool dip in the pond on a hot day.  But there's always more to the water than meets the eye. Bob Broz is an extension water quality specialist at the University...
Usually this is human error, so be diligent
In this edition of Maintenance Monday, we're answering a question from Doug in California. He wonders if his PTO shaft could separate while it's being used. What would cause this to happen...
Proper disposal makes sure you don't hurt yourself or the environment
Radio interview source: Larry Hawkins, Senior Veterinarian, Bayer HealthCare Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Animals occasionally need vaccines, ointments, and other...
The FOPS canopy protects the operator from falling debris
Radio interview link: Robert (Bobby) Grisso, Extension Engineer, Virginia Tech University Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below In this edition of Maintenance Monday, we're...
A little caution will protect the snowblower - and your fingers
Radio interview source: Kris Kiser, President, Outdoor Power Institute   Listen to the radio mp3 or read below Snowblowers give your back a break, but there are safety considerations to...
Be aware of your surroundings and dress appropriately
Radio interview source: Randy Scully, National Service Manager, Stihl Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below There are a few more precautions to take when you're dealing with...
Deer are unpredictable so be ready for them
Radio interview source: Randy Romanski, Safety Program Chief, Wisconsin State Patrol   Listen to the radio mp3 or read below Dusk and dawn are the prime time for deer movement so if you see a...
If you don't like shoveling or putting down chemicals, try snow melting mats
Radio interview source: Adrianne Burgher, Marketing Director, HeatTrak   Listen to the radio mp3 or read below Snow can be a safety issue especially on outside stairs and walkways....
Tuck some air-activated warmers into your clothing to keep you toasty.
Radio interview source: Dan Tkachuk, Sales Manager, Grabber Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Hands and feet are usually the first to feel the cold when you're outside, but...
Before you loop those holiday lights around the shrubbery and fence, check this list.
Each year, about 14,000 people end up at hospitals for injuries related to holiday decorating, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Safe Electricity has tips to help you avoid...