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Bob Andrews and his silos, topped off for winter.
Bob Andrews and his silos, topped off for winter.

A Year on the Farm: batten down the hatches

This year, David Sommerstein's been sending monthly audio postcards from Bob Andrews' 80-cow dairy farm near Gouverneur. At this time of year, farmers are in high gear to batten down the hatches for winter. They're stowing away machinery and trying to get that last cutting in from the fields to top off the silo. Here's another edition of A Year on the Farm.  Go to full article

Pumpkin patches, alive and well

Full moon, clear skies, and hard frosts behind us, Martha Foley and Amy Ivy talk about the big star of the gardening season: the pumpkin.  Go to full article

Advocates hope for more LIHEAP funding

National Grid expects the price of natural gas to decline sharply this winter by about 11 %. Weather forecasters are calling for another relatively mild winter, but the odds are it'll still be colder than last year. Low income advocates are worried about heating assistance for the poor. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

Mild winter thanks to El Nino?

The northern part of the U-S might be in for a mild winter. That's if predictions by government climatologists turn out to be true. Mark Brush explains.  Go to full article

Peak fall colors arrive

It's late September and colorful peak fall foliage is expected in parts of the North Country this weekend. Todd Moe talks with Jim Carroll, of Tupper Lake. He and his wife are fall foliage spotters in the Adirondacks for the state tourism office.  Go to full article

Fall colors on the eve of autumn

The autumn equinox occurs at 12:03 am Saturday. Bright fall colors are starting to dominate the Adirondack landscape. Todd Moe chats with Raquette Lake resident Jackie Hornstein for a fall foliage update.  Go to full article

Vermont walk promotes global warming solutions

Vermonters have organized a five-day walk from Ripton to Burlington this Labor Day weekend to call attention to global climate change. The walk culminates Monday afternoon with a gathering on Burlington's Battery Park. Todd Moe talks with noted author Bill McKibben, one of the organizers of this weekend's walk, about promoting dialogue and action on behalf of a clean energy future.  Go to full article

Firefighters stay sharp out West

Heavy rains this summer have meant few forest fires in the Adirondacks. North Country firefighters returned this month from keeping their skills sharp in the dry West. Adam Pickett was among a 19-person crew from New York that worked on the Bald and Rush forest fires in southern and northern California for two weeks. Pickett is a DEC forest ranger in the Old Forge-Herkimer County area. He told David Sommerstein he was part of a hand crew that fights wildfires on foot.  Go to full article

Grid passes heatwave test

The operators of New York's power grid say the electrical system passed the test during this week's heat wave, and stood up to record usage with no major problems. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Keeping the cows cool

We were wondering how dairy farms cope with the heat. Martha Foley called Molly Ames, a farm business educator with the Cornell Cooperative Extension Service in Jefferson County. Martha wanted to know if she had any personal experience farming.  Go to full article

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