Here's an overview of this week's 3 hour homeowner radio broadcast
Outdoor Living Hour - Farm Fresh with Arizona Farm Bureau
Julie Murphree with the AZ Farm Bureau joins us with returning special guest Frank Martin of Crooked Sky Farms to talk Farm Fresh: #BoxedVegetables and CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture) in Arizona!
On The House Hour: Using All Of Our Senses To Detect And Prevent Fire
Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week of October 9th in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871, and ended on the 10th. Since 1922, the NFPA (National Fire Prevention Association) has sponsored the public observance of Fire Prevention Week. In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed Fire Prevention Week a national observance. This year’s FPW campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!” works to educate everyone about the different sounds...
Homeowner Topic: Open Home Hour!
Weekly To-Do Topic: #LEDbulbs - READ MORE>> | Join us this Saturday, we'll be talking about inspecting your holiday lights for the season and how you can gain energy savings and still put out your lights.
If you have a question on maintaining something in your home - GIVE US A CALL!!
The Arizona Farm Bureau's Julie Murphree explains how you can and should support Community Supported Agriculture. (CAS)
Arizona was an early adopter of CAS, grab and go boxes direct from local farmers.
We list many of the CAS participating area farms and how you can become a loyal customer of real fresh produce. And help farmers cash flow to keep their business going.
Discussion of the origins of farming dating back centuries ago in the southwest.
With CSA's, the farmers bring the produce to you. The other way is to shop the many Farmer's Markets. We list some of them.
Romey talks about how the upcoming Tier 1 water shortage is not necessarily new to the world.
Arizona Farm Bureau President Stephanie Smallhouse discusses how CSA's benefit smaller towns without grocery stores, how Arizona farms have benefited from monsoon rainfall and the drought. Plus the advantages of a good winter snowpack.
Stephanie is a cattle rancher. She explains how cattle handles the drought and rainy conditions. Plus the grass field conditions for proper grazing.
Irony of too much rain for the hay farmer. Importance of the right amount of water for hay. And the domino effect it has on dairy and cattle farmers.
Early signs of fall colors beginning to turn.
As part of Fire Prevention Month, Randy Cole of Fox Valley Electric and Rosie talk about the evolution of electrical components to prevent fires.
Discussion of the plug advancement to '3 prongs' with proper grounding. The GIF plugs in bathrooms and how they work. History of aluminum wiring as a fire hazard and one way it can be used safely. The Arc Fault circuit that curtail the risk of starting an electrical fire.
More on fire prevention and the evolution of sprinkers in the home. Enhancing safety by supressing fire from spreading. If you're thinking 'what about water damage?', Rosie explains.
Discussion of Habitat For Humanity's first ever completed 3D-Printed home in Tempe. A complete cement home built by a huge 3D printer. VIDEO LINK for a quick look at it.
Housing advocates see this as a possible solution to the lack of affordable housing. And its sturdy concrete construction has advantages.
Discussion of smoke and CO2 detectors. Explains why the preferred installation of these detectors should be hard wired. And why battery powered detectors are not the preferred solution.
Developing a fire safety plan with your family. What you MUST NOT do to your windows as part of the escape plan.
Thats to the pandemic, what to do if Covid affected your sense of smell.
Discussion of the 10 Things Homeowner Are Looking For In A Kitchen Remodel. Rosie talks about the Top 3.
CALLER: The toilet bowl water level drops after flushing an inch in one hour, 2 and a half inches in two hours and levels off there. Doesn't drain completely. What's the cause?
Johnny D of Isley's Home Service tries to help with a solution of why the toilet bowl would slowly lose water without flushing.
Rosie's talks about virtual seminars put on by Arizona Game And Fish.
Home remedy cleaning ideas for waste water drains. Rosie mentioned one using baking soda, vinegar and boiling water. Some of the other natural products mentioned are Bio Clean and Bio Pros.
CALLER: Installed brand new low flow toilets. Has to flush 2 to 3 times before the bowl is clean. Why would that happen if its low flow?
Weekly To Do on LED Bulbs for holiday decorations. The many advantages over the old incandence bulbs like longer life and using much less energy.
TEXT: Removing a popcorn ceiling. Regarding the ceiling fan, can it be properly covered or should it be taken down completely?