Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast
Weekend Wake-Up Hour Driven by Sanderson Ford
Find the Rosie on the House Transit for a chance to get a free gift! We will be celebrating the annual Christmas Parade and Christmas Courthouse Lighting in Prescott.
Plus Raigan from The Hike Shack talks about the many trails around Prescott to get you out and enjoy the view.
You wont want to miss this! Jennifer's friend Meg shares her Smecknog | Eggnog Recipe! Yum!
Sponsored by our friends at Sanderson Ford!
Outdoor Living Hour - Arizona Farm Bureau
Homeowner Topic: Open Lines + Weekly To-Do
Bill Otwell of Otwell Associates Architects discusses the incredible history and preservation of the many buildings and homes in Prescott, AZ. Arizona's Christmas City!
The lines, email and text are open for your DIY questions!
Homeowner Topic: Looking For A Perfect Hammer?
If you are looking for the perfect hammer, look no further! Rosie on the House sells Estwing Hammers, the best hammers you can buy. Now that the gift giving season is underway, get the perfect hammer for the Do-It-Yourselfer in your life or somebody who just needs a new, quality hammer.
Celebrating The Christmas City of Prescott! Talking about the holiday events happening in Prescott and around the state.
Our Arizona Staycation winners enjoying their weekend in Prescott.
Celebrating Prescott, we talk with Raigan of The Hike Shack.
Surrounded by mountains and National Forest, Prescott has many trails, lakes and rock climbing places for hiking, biking, and summer paddleboarding. Its the place to get outside and play!
Raigan shares her favorite trails and places to hike.
Highlands Center For Natural History have programs to get kids and adults into hiking and discovering the area around Prescott.
Prescott trail map can be found at The Hike Shack. With many levels of trails for the beginner to seasoned hiker.
Prescott Circle Trail is a 54 mile loop around the city and forest.
Raigan's suggestions for hiking. Start from your feet up. The right shoe, socks and lacing. Trek poles are great for upper body exercise, balance and easier on your knees and hips.
Dairy and Beef are the top two commodities produced in Arizona.
Since introducing Pumpkin Spice and Peppermint Egg Nog, they've been fast sellers.
Danzeisen Dairy products are sold in glass bottles that can be returned for deposit. Different from other dairy products in cartons. Bottles make it taste better and retains freshness longer.
Dairy manufactures their products with referbished machines dating back to the 50's. Kevin tells the story they found their bottle washer in Pennsylvania.
Kevin talks about the ingredients in their Egg Nog and the process of making it.
Thinking about making a non-alcolholic Bourbon flavored Egg Nog.
Discussion on how Danzeisen Dairy has stayed resilient among the challenges in the dairy industry in Arizona.
Julie discusses a Taste Of Arizona event among the members of The Farm Bureau.
Kevin talks about events happenings at their community center called The Creamery. Baked Chemistry
Danzeisen and other dairies working with diversified organics to create a compost from manure sold to farmers. Loosens the soil and retains water.
Theory that drinking skim or 2% milk can increase your calorie intake versus whole milk.
Getting back to simple ingredients. Danzeisen milk has one ingredient: milk. Other milk like almond milk has a list of ingredients.
Fill Your Plate.org to find farmers markets, farms that sell direct to customers and recipes.
Welcome new partner Overhead Door Company of Tucson and Southern Arizona
Bill Otwell talks about his background in restoration of historic building in Prescott, AZ. He had a hand in much of the restoration around the town.
The challenge of restoring a building to keep its classification as historic and balancing today's energy efficency. A most sustainable building may already exist.
Buildings from the early 1900s that have daylighting, south faced windows and embodied energy, a combination of construction materials and labor used to build it.
Restoring significant original elements and their condition are key to adding historic value.
The process to get a home or building on The National Register Of Historic Places.
Prescott has quite a few local historic districts. Improvements in these districts can't be done without committee approval.
Discussion of can you have a historic property outside a specific district.
We take a tour of historic Prescott.
Bill describes the history and significant parts and street names around the Courthouse Square. Its connection to President Lincoln to how Prescott got its name.
The story behind the rumors of 'secret tunnels' under the Courthouse.
Tourand stories of historic sites. US Postal Building, Chamber Of Commerce, Whiskey Row buildings.
Holiday Courtyard was constructed after a fire destroyed buildings on Whiskey Row.
Grand Highland Hotel, St. Michael Hotel, Wilson Block historic district, Bashford, Masonic building, 3 bank buildings and the old train depot which was one of the first poured concrete buildings in Arizona. Elks Theater.
Great historic photo collection of Prescott at the Sharlot Hall Museum
History and design of the Hassayampa Inn Hotel. Built for tourism in the 1900s.
Mountain States Telephone Building part of the hotel.
Bill highlights The Octagon House dating back to 1877.
How to get involved in preserving historic buildings.
Focus on tools featured in our 30th Anniversary tool kit. This hour, Hammers.
Hammer is the oldest tool known to man. Romey tells the history of it.
Description of 3 particular hammers: Fence Wire Assembly & Stretching Tool, Stove Top Lifter and Saw Setting And Swaging Hammer.
The proper procedure to swing a hammer to driving nails.
Don't choke up on the handle or hold too tight.
Don't use two hands.
The proper way to hold a nail in place. The momentum of the head of the hammer does the work, not the extreme force of the swing. Focus on the head of the nail.
Reasons why wood might split during nail hammering.
Beeswax is a trick to lightly lubricate the nail before hammering.
Discussion of the types of hammers available.
Non building hammers. Judges Hammer, Meat Tenderizer, Rock Climbing Recreational Hammers.
Mallet hammers for shaping and designing, ting & ping hammers for metal working.
The basic hammer to have around the home is a carpenter's hammer. Comparing the Claw and Rip carpenter hammers.
Care for wood handle hammers. Metal hammers with rubber handle. Leather handles looks nice and works too.
New hammer with magnet on the head designed to set the nail in place.