Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast
Outdoor Living Hour - Farm Fresh with Arizona Farm Bureau
On The House Hour: Industry Insights & Predictions: A Glance Back At 2020 & Rosie's Cautions For 2021
"Looking back at 2020, we were surprised at what we saw in the remodeling industry", says Rosie Romero. "We expected that remodeling trends would have shifted to updating home spaces for office and school. While homeowners tried to adapt their homes into schools and offices, we saw a continued trend in the demand for kitchen and bath remodels." Other remodelers we talked to have experienced the same demand and have seen an up uptick in leads. Homebound homeowners search the internet and are curious about what they can do to improve their at-home experience...
Homeowner Topic: Open Home!
Weekly To-Do Topic: Evaluate your home #Budget | Join us as we cover some budgeting options that will help start 2021 off right
Julie Murphree of The Arizona Farm Bureau is joined by Waylon Wuertz of Wuertz Gourd Farm.
Waylon discusses his family history of 90 years of farming including innovation of drip irrigation.
Waylon explains how he got into gourds and his customer base of artists and crafters who turn gourds into art. The three advantages of gourds and the difference between the ones you find in the store.
Waylon explains how to buy gourds directly from the farm. And welcomes visitors to the farm.
Discusses his annual Wuertz's Gourd Festival (on hold for 2021) and location of the farm in Casa Grande, AZ
Waylon's wife has been a big influence on the success of the farm. Growing 35 different varities producing thousands of gourds only wholesale direct.
Over time, gourds were used for different applications like storing water.
When visiting the farm, there is no such thing as a dumb questions. Ask away!
Waylon discusses some of the other products on the farm. Dark, sweet Gourd Honey and natural luffas used as body scrubbers for showering or kitchen scrubbers.
TEXT: Where can they find gourd seeds?
CALLER: Taking out a 2 basin sink to install a single basin with a black color. Suggest what finishes to look for from stainless steel to coatings.
CALLER: Has a recent new home with a consistant problem of cracking tiles. Is that common or what could be causing the problem.
CALLER: Has a home he's dividing into rental space and residence. Looking for soundproofing ideas.
CALLER: Having a tough time finding clay tile scupper to replace a broken one on a stucco southwest flat roof.
CALLER: Having new vinyl plank flooring installed but the installer doesn't do baseboards. Suggestions on who could do that install.
CALLER: Replacing a tank water heater. Considering a tankless water heater. Wants to know whats involved in the instillation.
CALLER: Has a 1960 1000 square foot rental home. Prior owners stuccoed the home. Under the eaves, the nails are poke out from the roofing. How to fix it before I paint the home.
The Most Asked Question Of The Week: Can I burn my Christmas tree as wood for the fireplace?
Weekly To Do on evaluation your home maintenance budget.