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: Creating a Backyard Habitat
Thinking about livening up your backyard? Perhaps you are also interested in attracting wildlife and birds? Now that fall is approaching, start planning your backyard habitat and enjoy the birds, butterflies, and lizards that pop by for a visit...
Homeowner Topic: Open Home!
Weekly To-Do Topic: #ClearComfort| Special Guest Steve Berens, CEO of Clear Comfort joins us to talk about your pool! Steve will discuss how pool owners can have the opportunity to get clean, clear, healthier water. Plus, we take homeowner questions so give us a call!
The Arizona Farm Bureau's Julie Murphree is joined by Mandy Kirkendall of Apple Annie's Farm And Country Store. A family farming operation and one of the premiere 'you-pick' fruit and vegetable farm in Willcox, Arizona.
Mandy talks about the history of the Kirkendall Family starting the farm by planting apple and other fruit trees with the intention of harvesting a commercial crop. It turned into a shared experience of the orchard, the farm and lifestyle they share with thousands of visiting families.
Discussion of the apple and peach harvest times in Willcox. The higher elevation harvest from mid to late summer, early fall.
Apple trivia including why Arizona apples taste sweeter that apples grown in all 50 states.
More reasons to visit Apple Annies, especially in the fall!
Apples can be as small as a cherry or big as a grapefruit.
Apple Annie's focus is more educational and less agritainment. Mandy explains they want visitors to experience the farm life. Especially when they bring their kids.
Some of the attractions for their fall festival include a corn maze. So big, they have 'corn cops' to assist if needed. Some of their famous treats like apple pie (of course), apple cider donuts and their own apple bread for starters.
More apple facts and some of the plans in store for the future.
Health benefits of apples. Fat, sodium and cholesterol free. Skin has plenty of nutrients.
The process of making Apple Annie's famous apple pies and don't waste any part of the apple.
Discussion of pumpkins. They grow different varities. And you can get yours from their farm field too!
Mandy gives tips if you're planning a fall visit to Willcox. And their location off of I-10.
An apprecation to ADOT for a recent litter cleanup on a stretch of I-10. And how you can report littering on the ADOT Litter Hotline.
Rosie On The House, Omni Pools, Temperature Control, West Coast Roofing and Joelle Khan Relator winners of The Arizona Daily Star's Reader's Choice Awards!
Creating a backyard habitat We explain one way why birds need a low place to feed and roost.
Highlighting more habitat info. From botanical gardens to attracting lizards/geckos to your habitat. How crickets are known to draw scorpions.
A contest for your solutions to reduce mosquitos around your home.
Discussion with Blue Sky Pest Control on getting rid or controlling the 'wildlife' you don't want. Mosquitos, flies, ants and termites. Doing so by not hurting the beneficial insects like bees.
TEXT: Suggestion on controlling mosquitos with circulating fans.
Another way to control mosquitoes is wearing light colored clothing.
Bats eat a ton of mosquitoes. We wonder is there a way to attract them in a habitat? Or do we want to? :)
Once again, Rosie On The House was the winner of the 2021 Arizona Daily Star's Readers Choice Award for home services!
Update from our topic on monsoon prep on surge protection and lightning protection. We clarify these are not the same thing. And what to consider protecting your home.
Kyle Ritland of Sun Valley Solar Solutions discusses the Solar Buyback Rate for APS. And their deadline to lock in the current rate for 10 years.
Life Worth Living In Place: Interview with Ann Wheat of Duet Partners In Health And Aging. An organization of volunteers who help older adults facing life's aging challenges. She discusses how they assist in those challenges. A non-profit organization in their 40th year of service!
The Weekly To Do: An alternative way to treat pools. Steve Bernes is CEO of Clear Comfort.
He discusses their chlorine-alternative Advanced Oxidation Process water treatment system that rejuvenates your pool with clear, fresh, healthier water. Brings your pool water down to drinking water levels of chlorine.
Update On Rosie's voice. And takeaways from today's show.