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: What Landscape Lighting Can Do for Your House
Arizonans love spending time outdoors entertaining, cooking and swimming. As the long, hot summer days grow shorter, homeowners will want to make sure they have enough light to enjoy their outdoor lifestyle...
Homeowner Topic: Open Home!
Arizona Chimney & Air Duct Special Rosie Offer: $50 off Chimney, Dryer Vent, & Air duct Cleaning! Now through September 30th, 2020 | Be sure to mention Rosie to get the special offer!
Weekly To-Do Topic: #ChimneyCleaning | It may not feel like it now, but with winter right around the corner, it's time for us to chat about cleaning your chimney. Join us & special guest, Rosie-Certified Arizona Chimney And Air Ducts.
BONUS: We'll also share an interview with Rock 'N Roll Hall Of Fame and Arizona's own Alice Cooper teaming up with Danzeisen Dairy to raise money for The Solid Rock Foundation!
Julie Murphree of The Arizona Farm Bureau is join by her guest Matt Herrington of Copper Star Beef.
Matt discusses his family legacy of agriculture raising cattle, cotton and alfalfa. And how Matt's interest in cattle led to study animal science to improve and help the industry.
Matt discusses the steps to help farmers process cattle.
Matt describes how he processes his beef from farm to table.
Facts about potatoes to go with that steak. Grow in all 50 states including Arizona. Ak-Chin Farms produces potatoes for the Frito Lay plant in Casa Grande, AZ
Mark started his website in the middle of the pandemic to provide options for producers and consumers. While the options are big in size, they are looking at smaller ones in the future.
Mark explains the process from when you place your order, the time it takes to deliver it and how its delivered.
More potato facts!
Matt discusses how to grow the business and the challenges they face. Example: Not a lot of processing in Arizona.
Matt's involvement in the Ag Innovation Challenge to award start up funds for the innovation.
The challenges Matt and ranchers faced with little monsoon rain
What landscape lighting can do for your home! The key is 'enhancing'! BLOG
The biggest mistake on outdoor lighting is making 'runway lighting' and 'glare bombs'. Rosie explains this and how the process of installation starts by laying out the wiring and lighting to see how it looks before trenching/burying the wiring.
Why misting system companies are in demand thanks to the lack of the monsoon. Misting with soft water is the best.
A misting system is not something you buy and connect to your hose bib due to water pressure. A regulator at the front of the home is recommended. Its a water waster, messy compared to a professional system.
Discussion of security lighting using motion detectors for safer walkways. Plus light bulbs with a dusk to dawn detector. Easy, do it yourself.
Discussion of outdoor lighting cost to your power bill. Low voltage, off peak rates won't affect your bill much.
CALLER: Looking to install outdoor lighting for security. Front of the home has coach lighting, back patio has a single light. Side and back alleys are dark. Suggestions on how to fill the dark gaps the right way.
Keep in mind to be respectful of your neighbors when security lighting your home space. Low voltage LED lights are a good solution. And careful with your uplighting in dark sky community areas.
Suggestion: Ewing Irrigation And Landscape
Dilemma with the sensitivity of the motion detection devices. Example: Winds kicks up a leaf, light pops on.
Tip to get ideas for landscape lighting, visit the Phoenix Botanical Gardens at night.
Rosie's feelings got hurt when he wasn't mentioned in an article on supercooling. Get on the right electric plan and use off peak hours!
A needed invention is low voltage LED blacklight bulbs. Rosie explains why.
The Most Asked Question Of The Week: My home wasn't damaged but was in the area of a wildfire. Its filled with smoke odor. How to clean it out? Jason Todd of fire restoration Kowalski Construction, Inc. explains a homeowner's options. Starting with homeowner's insurance covering secondary incident and the treatment options.
CALLER: Has a concrete driveway and want to add another section of it for their RV. Who do I turn to?
Interview with Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer Alice Cooper! The fundraiser for his Solid Rock Foundation's Teen Center. Discusses what the teen center does free for any kid.
Fundraiser with Danzeisen Dairy's chocolate milk collectable bottle available in Arizona stores or just the bottle shipped around the world. Procedes benefit The Teen Center.
Weekly To Do on chimney cleaning with Becky of Arizona Chimney Sweep And Air Ducts.
Becky explains why its important to keep those wood burning fireplaces clean and using professionals instead of doing it yourself. Even gas fireplaces need some maintenance. Also how often you should have your chimney cleaned wood or gas.
E-MAIL: Settle a bet on air conditioning filters. Which is better? The cheap fiberglass filters or the paper 3 month filters? Rosie explains his recommendation and why a fiberglass filter could be used.
Discussion of International Dark Sky Communities in Arizona and our top selling item on our E-Store.
Takeaways from the show!