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 The Arizona Wildlife Federation!
Outdoor Living Hour - Arizona Farm Fresh Dairy
Homeowner Topic: Open Lines + Weekly To-Do
Inspect your roof and secure items in the yard because it's time to #MonsoonPrep
The lines, email and text are open for your DIY questions!
Homeowner Topic: 6 Popular Choices of Roof Including What They Can Do + New Roofing Ideas!
Is it time to replace your roof? Perhaps you are considering a new style or type of roof. Rosie on the House will cover the most popular types of roofing in Arizona such as tile vs cement vs shingles and more. There are even alternative roof types discussed as well such as solar tiles from Tesla and "green" roofs which may not be the easiest option for a roof in Phoenix, but it's out there!
Fishing, baseball, bears, king snakes, rattlesnake encounters, the heat and hiking, forest closures due to dry conditions. Some of the topics of the day.
More on hiking in Arizona. Some great tips to hike safely can be found at Take A Hike, Do It Right!
Phoenix law about taking dogs on the hiking trail. Not allowed when the temperature reaches 100 plus degrees. Could face stiff fines and jail time.
Also the new, controversial app for hikers Strava
Talking about the forest closures for hiking and camping due to the dry conditions and a possible 'stupid camper' law.
Takling about Rosie's favorite museum Pueblo Grande Museum and some of the Arizona State Parks you can visit.
Jennifer interviews Andrew Peterson, our winner of our Rosie On The House Staycation to Snowflake. He talks about his experience.
Dairy is at the top of Arizona agriculture.
Arizona hovers around 100 family owned dairy farms.
Kevin explains why Arizona dairy farms are larger than ones in the midwest. Arizona farmers have done a great job managing the heat.
Kevin explains what they feed their cows. Managing the nutritional value for healthy cows and healthy milk.
How much milk does an individual cow produce and how many calfs are born.
Kevin details how their milk goes from cows to the bottles to the store. Including the pasteurizing, homogenizing process and the standards for the amount of fat for whole, 2 percent, 1 percent.
Milk on the shelves in the state is 97% local.
40 degrees is their standard to keep milk cold.
Kevin goes over how they homogenize milk.
There's a big depth of knowledge among the Arizona agriculture farmers from dairy to cattle.
See all the flavors they offer at Danzeisen Dairy Kevin is working on future flavors.
Danzeisen puts their own expiration date on their products. Their research says 24 days.
Information Security Officer Thomas Anderson of Casa Grande discuss Crime Prevention Guidelines when you lock up your home for the summer. This is for the snowbirds who live in Arizona 5-6 months a year.
CALLER: Cover carport cement was painted. Now is ragged and half of the paint is gone. How to get the rest of it off. (Cohills mention)
Also wants to replace the anode rod in the water heater. Is it a DIY project?
Interview with KTAR's Senior News Reporter Jim Cross updates the current bone dry state of Arizona forests.
CALLER: Planning on building on property in Snowflake, AZ. Looking for reputable contractor suggestions.
CALLER: Lives in a 1970s mobile home. The bathroom has no water pressure in the bath/shower but has toilet and sink pressure. Maybe a valve stem issue but afraid to mess with 70's plumbing for fear of breaking something. (Thundbird Plumbing mention)
CALLER: From Douglas AZ, (thank you for referral on roof in Tucson home). Lives in a 1920 adobe home. Has water pressure in two bathrooms but the bathroom with the tub has a dribble of water from the faucet and the kitchen sink.
A report from Susan at the new Rosie certified partner, Mexican Tile & Stone in Tucson!
CALLER: Lives in a patio home that needs complete remodeling. Should she hire a designer first for a plan or companies that plan and do the whole job.
CALLER: Mother In Law received a mail brochure saying home plumbing lines 50 years or older needs to be replaced before the home is put on the market. (could be an insurance policy offer)
CALLER: Has a house built 1902. They spray foamed the tin roof to reduce heat. Attic is ventilated at the very top. One side has a side draft. Any further insulation needed.
Our topic of the month focuses on the roof.
We talk about 6 types of roofs on our blog Whats On Your Roof In Arizona Plus 2 new wild roofing ideas.
Natural attic ventilation is more beneficial than attic fans blowing air out.
Metal roofing is the most complete, maintenance free roofing you can install. Asphault shingles can last 30 plus years.
More discussion on types of roofing and some of the different new roofings solar and dirt/grass.