Backyard Industry

WILL - Backyard Industry - March 29, 2012 ~ Comment (0)

Shear Madness

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(Duration: 4:29)

Two young women shear a sheep in a barn.

Just like us, sheep stop wearing their wool when the weather gets warmer. In this segment of In My Backyard, Lisa Bralts visits a small farm in Sidney to watch a sheep shearing guru teach the craft to some novice shearers - and some novice sheep.

Categories: Agriculture, Animals


WILL - Backyard Industry - February 16, 2012 ~ Comment (0)

Pass the Mustard

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(Duration: 4:60)

Several jars of homemade mustard.

One way to get past the blahs of late winter and to get some food inspiration for spring is to arrange a food swap with some friends and neighbors, especially if the focus is on bright flavors and lots of laughing.  In this episode of In My Backyard, Lisa Bralts dishes out her best mustard recipe... and comes home with much more than that.

Categories: Agriculture, Food

WILL - Backyard Industry - February 09, 2012 ~ Comment (0)

Ahead of the (Growing) Curve

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(Duration: 4:29)

A scale and several seed catalogs

This winter's mild weather notwithstanding, it's a bit hard to believe the next growing season is already right around the corner. In this week's segment of In My Backyard, Lisa Bralts discovers that local growers aren't just thinking about the 2012 growing season - they're way ahead of the rest of us.


WILL - Backyard Industry - December 21, 2011 ~ Comment (0)

Be It Resolved

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(Duration: 5:29)

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Though the calendar and the weather aren't necessarily matching up this year, it doesn't matter - the holidays are upon us, whether we're ready for them or not. For In My Backyard's Lisa Bralts, it's all about balance - taking stock of what happened in 2011, but looking ahead to the New Year, with its plans and possibilities.






WILL - Backyard Industry - September 09, 2010 ~ Comment (0)

Lift A Glass to the Illinois Wine Industry

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(Duration: 6:49)

Large vats filled with vine in a vineyard warehouse

Illinois' wine industry -- once one of the top producers in the nation -- is enjoying something of a comeback.  In this episode of In My Backyard, Lisa Bralts tours a local winery and gets the goods from an Illinois wine expert.


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