Illinois artisans and hobbyists, including crafts, carvings, collections and other creativity.
Chainsaw Artist Carves ‘Designer’ Firewood
Chainsaw artist Brian Willis transforms tree stumps, logs and firewood into artwork for homes and yards.
Illinois Photographer Michael Zecher Pictures Farms in the Best Light
Agriculture inspired Mercer County farmer and photographer Michael Zecher to go into professional photography – and it also...
Hillsdale Woodcarver Creates Intricate Art
Rick Frels found his calling in woodcarving.
Wool Comes From Many Animal Breeds
Sheep are the most prevalent producers of wool, though it also comes from rabbits, goats and alpacas.
Weaving Farm Upbringing and Love of Fiber Arts at Esther’s Place
Natasha Lehrer, a 22-year-old from Big Rock, Illinois in Kane County is the owner of Esther’s Place Fiber...
Understanding Seed Catalogs
Here are three quick tips to help make sense of seed catalogs
Cubs Groundskeeper Plays Key Position
Roger Baird, the groundskeeper for the Chicago Cubs, takes his lawn care seriously. He knows he has a...
Trash or Treasure at the Galesburg Antique Mall
Tips for a smart start to antique shopping.
Three planting tips for beautiful flowers this summer.
Lipizzans Have an Air About Them
High-jumping Lipizzan stallions date back to royal beginnings. Tempel Farms in Wadsworth, a northwest suburb of Chicago,...