Here's an overview of this week's 3 hour homeowner radio broadcast
Outdoor Living Hour - Farm Fresh with Arizona Farm Bureau
On The House Hour: Mapping Out Shade Zones
In the summer do you drive around the parking lot for 20 minutes looking for a shady spot to park? The time it takes to find one can take as long as the errand would take itself. How about finding a shady spot at home? Where can you go to get some fresh air without being exposed to the direct sun? You can spend time outside even in the heat of summer, providing you have adequate shade. Any shaded surface on a hot afternoon will be about 30 degrees cooler than in the direct sun. Let's map out some shade zones for your backyard...
**EXTRA SPECIAL GUESTS**
We will have special guests on air with us sharing their individual stories of how they have personally escaped dangerous tyrannical regimes. These individuals risked their lives to get to America. Tune in to the broadcast this Saturday to hear why they escaped and how they did it; true life, truly inspiring stories on why getting to America was worth risking everything.
Be sure to have Old Glory flying with pride this 4th of July!
Homeowner Topic: Open Home!
Weekly To-Do Topic: #PoweringHomeElectronics | Join us with Special Guest Randy Cole, Owner of Fox Valley Electric and Solar! What do you do if the power goes out? Randy will help us understand our backup power options
Arizona Farm Bureau's Julie Murphree's guest is Kami Weddle, Director Of Food Safety And Quality at Rousseau Farming Company talking watermelons and other melons.
Kami's family and science background in Yuma. The growing seasons in Yuma make it ideal for many different crops to grow and keeping the soil healthy.
Food safety is her top priority after the e-coli outbreak in 2007 and the improvements made after that.
Story of Arizona grown sweet corn better than Iowa!
Kami describes what her job entails as a food safety director. Includes taste testing melon for sugar and 'brick' content. She explains what 'brick' means.
Process of watermelon harvesting. Its still human picked for a reason. When do they plant for watermelon? Its a very healthy fruit for hydration.
Watermelon have good insulation.
Harvesting process produce 2500 bins full of watermelons each day during the season. Hand picked and pitched into bins. 10-20 pounds per melon.
Besides watermelon and sweet corn, other summer crops produced by Rousseau Farms.
Significant production of cantalopes and honeydew melons.
Arizona farms noted on a national scale because of the food safety protocols in place. The 15 types of leafy greens grown.
First documented watermelon dates back to ancient Egypt.
Kami's way to enjoy watermelon.
Anyone can become a member of the Arizona Farm Bureau. Featuring a new benefit for members who have access to University Of Arizona Global Campus. 20% discount on tuition.
Joanna Lawson and Sefora Onye discuss the story of their family who risked everything they owned and left behind to escape to America. What was the climate in their home country that caused them to leave everything they owned and worked for to come to the USA!
Discussion of shade creation. Determining the micro enviroments where you can enjoy and relax in your space. Rosie explains this with 'The 12 Stations Of The Beer'.
Joanna Lawson tells the story of her parents decision to leave Poland due to massive political and economic turmoil. Jo was only 11 months old at the time. She talks about the tipping point when her parents made the decision to leave.
Listener Ted Ross discusses a wine cellar that's built to look exactly like a mine shaft entrance with a cellar underground.
Sefora Onye discusses leaving Romania for America. Under Communist regime, life was tough for her as a little girl. Her parents were always under the police radar for preaching religion.
Discussion of surface temperature tests for mapping out shade zones.
Discussion of the condo collapse in Surfside, FL. Can something like it happen in Arizona? For starters, no such thing as a universal building code. It varies across the country. Rosie explains.
CALLER: Has under cabinet space with a window that's too far to shine light in the cabinet. Looking for suggestions for under cabinet lighting. With the information she's gathered, confused on whether to get fixture or bar lighting.
Sefora Onye continues her story leaving Romania as a child. Her family was accused for teaching the Bible. Going as far as authorities setting fire to their home. Discusses her dream of a plane ride to America to be in 'paradise'.
Joanna Lawson continues the story of her parents leaving Poland just before the Communist regime seals the border. Making a narrow escape convincing authorites along the way they were going to France for a wedding. It wasn't easy.
The Weekly To Do: Powering Home Electronics. Featuring Randy Cole of Fox Valley Electric And Solar. Even the smaller appliances staying plugged in with the power off can add to your electric bill. Randy explains how solar can help.
In their own words as immigrants, Joanna Lawson (Poland) and Sefora Onye (Romania) explain what it truly means to be an American. And why is important to celebrate America on the 4th Of July!