Living the Country Life Radio

Living the Country Life is the largest rural radio network in the nation. In each segment, radio host Jodi Henke shares tips from experts across the U.S. to help you around your acreage. See the full list of stations airing the show.

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Dealing with skunks

We know to stay far away from a black furry critter with a white stripe down its back. Keep your yard clean and the pet food put away, and hopefully you won’t be skunked.

Keeping chickens out of trees

Why did the chicken cross the road? To roost in the tree. Some hens prefer a tree branch over a nice coop. And good luck changing their minds.

Selling farm eggs

When you raise chickens, you often end up with more eggs than you know what to do with. Don’t expect to make a ton of money, but you could try selling them.

Keeping kids safe in the garden

Teach your young kids the joy of gardening as soon as they can crawl out the door. Go out with them to keep them out of harm’s way and make sure they don’t eat the dirt.

Pasture brush control

If you haven’t already, now is the time to control woody brush in the pasture. Burning, digging them out and herbicides are your options.

Keeping cats out of the garden

Even if you love cats, you still don't want them digging up your garden and leaving a mess. There are simple solutions to convince kitty to stay out of the dirt.

Tips for growing hostas

Ask someone what their favorite shade plant is and they’ll probably say hosta. Hostas are easy to grow and there are so many varieties to choose from.

Mass trapping Japanese beetles

The metallic-green Japanese beetles will be coming out in many areas of the country soon. Begin your plan of attack when the first ones arrive.