Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast
Weekend Wake-Up Hour
Start your mornings off with Rosie on the House as we talk with Sirena Dufault of Trails Inspire! Sirena Dufault is an Arizona Trail and desert hiking expert and an advocate for the outdoors. She helped to build and promote the Arizona Trail and developed the successful Gateway Community Program, connecting trail users and services and promoting economic development in the 33 towns near the trail. Tune-In and see what she has going on now!
Outdoor Living Hour - Arizona Farm Fresh Citrus
Join us as we chat about farm fresh #Beef with Julie Murphree & Stefanie Smallhouse of Arizona Farm Bureau. What does it mean to have farm fresh #Beef? Where can you get farm fresh #Beef? Tune in and we'll let you know!
Homeowner Topic: Open Lines + Weekly To-Do
Overhead #GarageDoor System Inspection
The lines, email and text are open for your DIY questions!
Homeowner Topic: How Can I Cool Off My Garage This Summer?
Summer is pretty much here because it is hot out! If you want to keep using your comfortable garage workspace during the summer you may want to consider insulating and cooling your garage. Find out what steps need to be taken on order to properly insulate and cool your garage to make the project worth while.
Rundown of the show.
Sirena's passionate to inspire others to take their own adventures, promoting health and economic benefits of trails and open spaces.
Sirena grew up modeling 90's fashion and design student in Chicago. But decided to study archaelogy at U of Arizona. A visit to the Grand Canyon got her hooked on the outdoors.
She explains her day to day focus about Trails Inspire.
Sirena talks about how she helped build the Gateway Community Program on the Arizona Trail. Explaning the benefits of having a long distance trail thru a town.
Hiked the Arizona Trail twice! The Arizona Trail
BOOK "Fixing Your Feet"
Sirena explains her feet setup for hiking. Socks and shoes.
Talking about the trailheads and hiking opportunities in Arizona.
The Loop In Tucson Tucson's urban trail system.
Sirena has designed a community trail system in Tusayan (south of the Grand Canyon) under development. Including a Grand Canyon History Trail to tell the human history of the canyon.
Stephanie's family runs Carlink Ranch in Redington AZ, 5th generation family. The ranch started in 1884.
Long process to produce beef, about 2 years. They run what is called a calf/cow operation.
Their climate is perfect for a year round operation.
Explain how they determine the heard size. And how they move cattle.
The ranch raises Angus/Herford cross cattle.
To see videos of the Carlink Ranch in operation, go to Friends Of The Arizona Farm Bureau Facebook Page
Discussion of what it takes to go from calf to market. Length of time to get the proper size and weight.
Use video auction to get the best bids across the country.
The result of the meat is dependent on good food sources and nutrition.
What it takes to be certified to ship their beef.
Average age of a steer is about 18-24 months.
Arizona beef is well known for high quality. Fill Your Plate.org is where you can find a farm product.
The grade of the meat depends on the maturity of the animal.
When harvesting, the longer you can dry it out, the better tasting meat.
Cheapest cut of meat is select (lowest grade) and prime (highest grade).
Explains the basic cuts you get from one animal. (Brisket, roasts, etc...)
About 1500 beef ranchers in Arizona.
Besides dairy and beef, nothing goes to waste with the rest of the animal by-products used for other things like crayons, nail polish and more.
Two largest commodities comes from agriculture: meat and dairy.
Meat and milk in a balanced diet contain important proteins.
Be A Member Of The Arizona Farm Bureau to support farmers. Anyone can join!
The new APS rate change is in effect. Rosie gives an update on what to call to your attention.
CALLER: Home built in 1958 and wants to replace the sewer line. The 3 way mentioned are complete replacement, the liner method and the pipe bursting method.
CALLER: Goes over his APS bill using solar. Asks if he could lower his bill even more that it is. Also his water softner from well water isn't satisfactory. Wants suggestions.
CALLER: New to the area from Colorado and not familiar with the new APS rate plans. Difference between on and off peaks and how to manage it.
CALLER: Has a backyard that looks like southern Afganistan :) Wants suggestions on landscaping the yard. Starting with a master plan.
CALLER: Concrete issues. Seen caulking in concrete spaces and wants to know why. Also has a patio with concrete. The edges are changing color and chipping off.
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This month, we focus on the garage. Ways to cool off the garage in the summer.
Evap cooler, air conditioner split system, foam insulation, and insulation in the attic.
CALLER: Garage floor is heaving in the middle of the garage. Looking for solution.
Arizona Foundation Solutions has a patented system to remove moisture from the foundation slab. Likely the cause of heaving.
CALLER: A contractor suggested putting concrete over pavement/asphault for a walkway. Good idea?
CALLER: When he turns on the hose, the aerator on the hose bib leaks water and can't get the screw off to fix it.
Maintaining your garage door. When it comes to the torsion spring, let a professional do the adjustment or repair. Not a do-it-yourself repair.