An audiomagazine of useful information for urban folks who are thinking about moving to a rural location. Advice on land, house construction, managing a homestead and more "hands on" stuff for you DIY types, offered with a mix of bad puns and good downhome music.
Going To The Country - Show #1505/12/2006
We look at a few non-traditional methods of farming and ranching suited for small family homesteads.
Going To The Country - Show #1401/11/2006
If you're in the northern hemisphere, it's probably starting to get cold where you are. We warm to the subject of alternative heat sources for your DIY parochial palace.
Going To The Country - Show #1303/10/2006
Herd of cows? Are chickens fowl? These and other egregious puns are posed as we take stock - ahem - of animals to raise on the homestead.
Going To The Country - Show #1201/09/2006
Chainsaws, shotguns and wildlife are a homesteader's companions. Tips for managing them instead of vice versa are discussed this month.
Going To The Country - Show #1101/08/2006
The care and feeding of your chain saw is our topic as we learn how to spank the plank, avoid dismemberment and craft a curmudgeonly legal disclaimer.
Going To The Country - Show #1001/07/2006
Hot weather chores and checklists to keep your house, land, plants and animals healthy and happy. Contains the usual combination of good advice, bad puns and down-home music.
Going To The Country - Show #901/06/2006
An overview of design changes to consider for your new country house that will keep it cool without running the air conditioning 24/7 during the hot summer months.
Going To The Country - Show #801/05/2006
Fire ants to coyotes, scorpions to wild hogs, this episode will tell you how to keep common rural wildlife in the wild where it belongs.
Going To The Country - Show #701/04/2006
This month we'll take a broad overview of some of the leading alternative home construction methods available to DIY builders. Straw bale, ICF, SIP, modular, dry stack block, rammed earth and other technologies and materials are discussed.
Going To The Country - Show #601/03/2006
You've found your property, you're spending lots of time driving to and from your chosen location and have your first close call with hitting a deer out on a dark country road - Uncle Ed tells offers some valuable tips that could save your car or your life.
Going To The Country - Show #503/02/2006
This month's topic is keeping your love and your relationships healthy when moving to where the paved roads run out..
Going To The Country - Show #403/02/2006
Tips on coping with extremes of weather in a rural location. Tips on what to look for on the roads where you are scouting for rural property.
Going To The Country - Show #301/12/2005
If you have narrowed your search for land to build your house on to a couple of different candidates, Ed offers some great tips on things to look out for which can tell you a lot more than a real estate agent ever could (or would).
Going To The Country - Show #201/11/2005
Continuing our quest to find the right piece of rural property, Ed offers some useful tips on ways to help narrow down your search to just a few targeted areas.
Going To The Country - Show #101/10/2005
This show's topic is where to begin looking for land for those planning their own version of The Great Escape.