Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast
Weekend Wake-Up Hour
Start your mornings off with Rosie as he visits with Dale Stewart at The Arizona Hiking Shack to get you ready for your next Arizona outdoor adventures. Hiking, biking, kayaking, climbing and more!
We hope you brought an appetite because Jan D'atri will direct us through her One Minute Kitchen segment with Jennifer making the perfect omelet!
Outdoor Living Hour - Arizona Farm Fresh Citrus
Homeowner Topic: Aging In Place
Rosie Rewind!! We will be taking another look at Aging In Place. Every day we are getting older and it's never a bad time to start planning.
Homeowner Topic: Evaporative Coolers
Look no further because Rosie on the House Certified Partner Phoenix Manufacturing will be in studio discussing the different aspects of evaporative cooling that will help save you money and stay cool all summer long!
Rosie is on location at The Arizona Hiking Shack An Arizona Adventure Toy Store! Rafting, kyacking, climbing, hiking, backpacking and more.
Talking about prospecting and the various processes. They carry the things you need to get 'gold fever'.
Rosie discusses geocaching. Outdoor treasure hunting with the help of GPS.
Overview of hiking in Arizona including The Grand Canyon.
More on what you'll find at Arizona Hiking Shack.
They have rentals for kyacks, camping accessories like tents, sleeping bags and more for individuals and families. Mountain climbing too.
They have connections to various organizations like climbing or other adventures. Plus classes on GPS, backpacking, climbing, rescue and more. CLICK HERE
Getting you feet in shape for hiking. Training and as important, the proper socks! And double socking.
The proper hiking boot/trail shoe is important. Make sure you get the proper fit and avoid foot problems like blisters and toe nails loss.
Hiking staffs help with balance and step ups. Lightweight and adjustable. Reduces the stress on feet and knees.
Whatever you like to do outdoor again or for the first time, Arizona Hiking Shack has what you need to get started.
Hickmans Eggs set the standard for egg production in Arizona.
Hickmans Farms beginnings started as a wedding present!
Chickens produced eggs at various sites. Each chicken barn has a barn manager who's task is to maintain a clean, healty, comfy enviroment.
Discuss the process getting the eggs to market using human and robot technology. Eggs can be shipped within 24 hours.
Takes 18 weeks for a chicken to begin laying eggs from birth.
Eggs are high in nutrition. Protein, every vitamin except C, and stablizes blood sugar.
Egg yolks have carotenoids. Known for assisting eye health.
Hickmans also make a line of organic fertilizers from The Farms Choice. Jay Harper explains how they process chicken waste (manure) into organic fertilizer.
Chicken waste contains a high content of nitrogen. Needed for proper growth of plants.
Discussion of what the Arizona Farm Bureau does for farmers and consumers. Anyone can join. Be A Member Here to help farmers and other benefits.
Hickmans, AZFB and the Arizona Cardinals team up for the Farm To Football Program. Designed to teach kids about agriculture.
Hickmans introduces a new, sustainable egg carton made of 100% recycled water bottles. You can see the eggs without opening the carton.
Discussion about the various breeds of chickens Hickmans work with to produce various size and colored eggs.
Donna Taylor of Lifestream Senior Living discusses how seniors can continue to live their life with purpose.
Interview with The Smecks who have experienced care issues and how they planned for their future care to make it easier on their family.
Learn how retirement communities have become more independent communities.
More with The Smecks on their decision about their future care with their family.
More about Living/Aging In Place. Final segment with The Smecks.
How to give honor and dignity to your parents as they age.
Informative points for aging parents.
Explanation of the 'silver tsunami' thats on the horizon.
Donna Taylor talks more about Lifestream Complete Senior Living.
Donna gives out the Senior Living Checklist.
Talking Evaporative Coolers (Evap Coolers) with Phoenix Manufacturing
What is an evaporative cooler and how does it work?
The MEDIA is the pad inside the evap cooler.
Explains the 'swamp cooler stigma'.
Aspen pads (media) have a great saturation efficency. Temperature cooling happens with evaporation off the pad from a reservoir of water in the cooler.
Warehouses used evaps to cool large areas more efficently.
Why would someone use an evap cooler for the home today? Lower cost on electric bill and fresh air.
Evap coolers were common in Arizona homes for decades. Discussion on why they've lost ground.
Explanation of evap coolers and reduced efficency during monsoon season and shifting humidity. It involves an understanding between a 'wet bulb' and 'dry bulb' temperature.
Evap coolers and air conditioners can be installed together in a home, but must run separately to get the best efficency.
Savings in electricity usage is a motor in an evap versus a compressor in an A/C unit.
Many changes in evap coolers. They can run on a thermostat and more efficent media.
Maintenance required on an evap cooler is simple and you can do on your own.
Evaps coolers force outside and blow cooler air into your patio and garage space.
See Phoenix Manufacturing's Evap Coolers with ice chests and tool chests BUILT IN! Portable Evap Coolers
See Phoenix Manufacturing evap cooler products. They're not the old evap coolers your grandparents had.
Portables are easy to setup. Water in the reservior, media (pad) in place, plug in. A great way to adapt in the desert enviroment and cool your outdoor space. Low cost, efficient.