Two young women shear a sheep in a barn.

Lisa Bralts

March 29, 2012 - Backyard Industry

Shear Madness

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.

A man demonstrating cheesemaking

Lisa Bralts

March 08, 2012 - Backyard Industry

DIY Cheese, Please

In this episode of In My Backyard, Lisa Bralts learns the finer points of making amateur fresh mozzarella cheese at home from lay expert (and cheese nerd) Brian McKay.