Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast
Outdoor Living Hour - Farm Fresh with Arizona Farm Bureau
Julie Murphree with the AZ Farm Bureau joins us this weekend with special guest Jim Graham of Cochise Groves Farming, Inc. & Golden Rule Vineyards to talk about #ArizonaPistachios, plus we'll talk about their Wine Grapes too!
On The House Hour: Maximizing Paint Colors Inside Your Home
Now that you've spent most of 2020 and possibly 2021 at home, you may need a change of scenery. Fresh paint and different colors can make any room feel new and boost your spirits. "First, think about your personal style. Don't be afraid to stray from the norm. Create new looks that reflect your unique tastes and personality." There are many things to consider before choosing a color...
Homeowner Topic: Open Home!
Weekly To-Do Topic: Consider #2021InteriorTrends | Call in and ask your design questions; we're sure you have some! Interiors designers probably didn't predict that 2020 would play a significant role in the design trends for 2021; but the amount of time we spent at home cooped up with loved ones, created a need for privacy, comfort, and nostalgia.
Arizona Farm Bureau's Julie Murphree guest is Jim Graham. Owner of Golden Rule Vineyards. Producing Arizona pistachios and wine grapes.
Jim's history from his beginnings family farming in Iowa to growing pistachios and grapes. Both require climate sensitive areas. The Cochise/Willcox area is close to the right climate compared to the native Middle Eastern countries.
Second to California in pistachio production. First produced in the US in 1976. Pistachios are mentioned in the Bible.
Pistachios are technically called a droupe. Not a seed or nut.
Genesis 43:11 verse mentioning pistachios.
Discussion of Golden Rule Vineyards wines and how they pair well with their pistachios.
Jim talks about the 10 varieties of grapes grown on the farm for their wines.
Rosie's 'beef' about decades of hiking and affordable motels before wine country came along.
Discussion of how Covid affected the farm's tasting room. But they have a tasting room open during certain hours in Willcox, Arizona.
Jim discusses harvesting and processing pistachios. Shaking the trees to collect them but cannot touch the ground. Explains how the shell must be processed quickly to avoid staining of the shell.
Remember the red pistachios? What happened to them and why were they red.
Nutritional value for energy. Great for hiking and biking.
Rosie's talks about back in the day when only one color of paint was used for the home interior. Until many color variations opened his mind and working with an interior designer.
The one thing paint companies started doing: Sample pint paints of different colors to try on your interior to help decide on the color you want. Includes Rosie's tip on choosing the color.
CALLER: Give a good tip on being careful choosing three shades of the same color after painting his home interior. Had his home exterior painted by a professional company. Noticed on the second story stucco high up, the old color in the creases of the stucco still appears and its extensive. Is that something to be concerned about?
Discussion of proper opening of a paint can. Use the paint key, not a screwdriver. A product recommendation Pour N Store Paint Can Lid
Importance of not rushing a paint project. Proper preparation, brush strokes, paint rolling patterns.
CALLER: Joe from Mesa is a 40 year professional painter with some tips of his own. For opening paint cans, he uses a 5 And 1 tool. In closing the can, the point end is used to poke small holes inside the ridge to let the paint drain. And a pouring trick too!
Discussion of properly mixing the paint before you apply it. Plus a brush tip after you dip into the paint. Tap it on the interior side of the can/bucket. Not wipe off the side. Movement of the brush is key.
CALLER: (not aired) Has saltillo tile and looking for lighter color paint suggestions for the room.
Our Tip Of The Week on interior trends led to a dresser drawer assembly story for a guest room that Jennifer ordered.
CALLER: 1982 block stucco home facing east/west. 5 year old dual pack AC unit, dual pane windows, total remodel. Had a Home Energy Audit performed and found leaks in the air ducts. Thinking about replacing with flex duct.
Discussion of a career opportunity from the Arizona Chapter of Construction Management Association Of America learning to become a heavy equipment operator.
CALLER: Has a masonry home with smooth stucco over the masonry. Whats the difference between using ceramic paint versus regular paint on the stucco surface.
Discussion of water line insurance and why we don't recommend you purchase it. (Water line from the meter to the home is the homeowner's responsibilty)
Romey's story found in a newspaper about Borax and why its called 20 Mule Team Borax. How Borax is a benefit for insect deterent.
CALLER: Building a wooden boat! Heard of a product or application called Dynel. Any information on it?
LETTER: Has a water hammering issue when turning on the water. Solution?