Weekend Wake-Up Hour by Sanderson Ford
It's The Arizona Hour! This week we explore 'Buckeye Days' in Buckeye, AZ. Our guest is Dr. Buck who talks about the events including the parade featuring a real cattle drive. Plus his career working on the TV show 'Bonanza' and stunt double for Tom Selleck.
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Outdoor Living Hour - Urban Farming with Greg Peterson
Farmer Greg of The Urban Farm talks about deciduous fruit trees, chill hours, proper root stocks and what to look for in plating the proper fruit trees.
Homeowner Topic: Open Lines
With the Drought Contingency Plan due soon, we go over many ways to save water. Plus cleaning your exhaust fans in the home.
Homeowner Topic: Tricks & Tips About Tile For DIY Projects
If you have a DIY tile project in your home, we have some tips to help make the project go smoothly. If you are looking to replace/update flooring, add a backsplash to an indoor or outdoor kitchen area, or even thinking about changing out your pool tiles, this information can help get you started. Learn how to prep your surface for new tile, the different steps for laying tile, the tools you may need to complete the job, and more!
Our guest is Dr. Buck! Talking about Buckeye Days (1/26) in Buckeye AZ. The events including a parade with a longhorn steers cattle drive, Wild West Show and contests.
Buckeye Days started in the late 1920s.
Dr. Buck was a stunt double for Tom Selleck in 2 movies.
Dr. Buck tells the Dennis Weaver story. Ooops!
Dr. Buck worked on The Ponderosa Ranch in Lake Tahoe, the place where the TV show 'Bonanza' was filmed. Worked with Michael Landon and shares a story.
More about Buckeye Days!
We list some of the other western events in the state including rodeos, parades and horses.
The top 10 parade events in the state from Arizona Adventures.com
The Urban Farm's Farmer Greg talks about deciduous trees, the necessity of cold/freezing weather, the importance of 'chill hours' for citrus trees and root stocks.
Find chill hour accumulations at Get Chill.net
Most of the chill hours range from 39-45 degrees needed to set fruit.
Importance of thinning citrus trees in January and February. Pruning long branches at the end.
Plant a fruit tree once, you'll get fruit for decades.
Anna and Dorsett Golden apples grow well here.
3 thing you need to know about growing successful fruit trees: Chill Hours, Correct Root Stock, Ripening Fruit needs to be off the tree by July 10th. Farmer Greg explains.
Buyer Beware when looking at fruit trees at big box stores. They may not be climate or season appropriate.
Discussion of tree distribution to big box stores with root stocks that may or may not grow in various Arizona regions.
Importance of getting the correct climate and season appropriate tree.
Best time to plant deciduous and fruit trees.
Don't look for trees by gallons. Rather look for trunk diameter at the base. Discussion of size comparisons.
List of the various types peaches, apricots, plums, berries that grow well here. Avoid cherries, nectarines and pears
Farmer Greg's 3 ways to kill your fruit trees: planting in a hot micro climate, planting in a grassy area and excessive watering. Greg explains.
6-6 Rule for tree watering basin: 6 foot diameter, 6 inches woody mulch.
Discussion of cowpea seeds for your tree basin.
We talk about bliss lights. Cascading lights for events.
Recycling ideas with the Arizona Recycling Coalition
Discussion of the Drought Contingency Plan. Arizona must have a plan in place as Lake Mead gets closer to a level that triggers water distribution.
The many ways to conserve water with Water Use It Wisely
Take the Home Water Audit Test.
Discussion of water harvesting and reclamated water.
Water Use it Wisely has up to 190 ways to save water. It all starts with you.
Suggestions include water and energy efficent dishwasher, designated glass or container for drinking water, don't use running water to thaw frozen, laundry, checking for toilet leaks, showering tips and bucket test for pool leaks.
Keep your lawn grass longer to retain water longer.
Water landscapes with just enough that the soil can absorb.
Retaining the water from the shower wile waiting for the hot water.
Funny story about Rosie and the video camera.
Home maintenance 'How To' is about cleaning exhaust fans in bathrooms and kitchens.
Joe Fortuna of Mexican Tile & Stone talks about tile. Many applications for tile indoors and outdoors.
Tools you need for the weekend DYI project.
Best method to cut tile is a wet saw.
Tips on installing tile with baseboards.
The many types of tile.
What to do and look for when purchasing tile.
Manufacturing process of tile where Mexican Tile & Stone get their tile.
Discussion of the importance of preping the floor for tile. Free of dust and paint on the floor.
How to treat cracks in the foundation floor.
Discussion of leveling floors. But the key is to get it flat.