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Sunny's Back Yard

Sunny

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Sunny

Sunny has lived off-grid in rural Lake County for the past 17 years and is a regular commentator on WTIP. She shares what's been happening in her part of the world on Sunny's Back Yard.


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Sunny's Back Yard: Bittersweet summer

Summer has arrived in the north woods...accompanied by biting insects, colorful wildflowers and ruby-throated hummingbirds. But it's a bittersweet time for Sunny -- a reminder of things lost and why we can still be grateful.

Sunny has lived off-grid in rural Lake County for the past 17 years and is a regular commentator on WTIP. Here she shares what's been happening in Sunny's Back Yard.

(Photo by Catherine Mullhaupt on Flickr)

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Woodcock

Sunny's Back Yard: A Chubby Little Bird

The American woodcock is a spring visitor in the north woods...a chubby little bird with a distinctive call and courtship display.

Sunny has lived off-grid in rural Lake County for the past 17 years and is a regular commentator on WTIP. Here she shares what's been happening in Sunny's Back Yard.

(Photo by Biodiversity Heritage Library on Flickr)

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Sunny's "Min-Pin"

Sunny's Back Yard: Do Owls Have a Sense of Humor?

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Is it possible that owls have a sense of humor, especially when it involves waking a hyperactive miniature pinscher? Sunny explores that late-night possibility....

Sunny is a regular commentator on the Lake County Journal, heard on the fourth Thursday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m. and the following Saturday morning from 6 to 7 a.m.


 

Sunny's Back Yard: Garden Dreams of Mid-Winter

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Deep in the dark and cold of mid-winter, Sunny dreams of the lush and beautiful garden she'll have next summer.

Sunny is a regular commentator on the Lake County Journal, heard on the fourth Thursday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m. and the following Saturday morning from 6 to 7 a.m.

(Photo courtesy of Swallowtail Garden Seeds on Flickr.com)


 
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Sunny's Back Yard: Winter Solstice

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Sunny shares her thoughts on the winter solstice in this edition of Sunny's Back Yard.

Sunny is a regular commentator on the Lake County Journal, heard on the fourth Thursday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m. 

(Photo by Martha Marnocha)
 


 

Sunny's Back Yard: A Time of Gratitude

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Sunny reflects on the importance of gratitude in this edition of Sunny's Back Yard.

Sunny is a regular commentator on the Lake County Journal, heard on the fourth Thursday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m. 


 

Sunny's Back Yard: Chipmunk Story

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Sunny prepares for the transition to winter, and remembers a favorite chipmunk in this edition of Sunny's Back Yard.

Sunny is a regular commentator on the Lake County Journal, heard on the fourth Thursday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m. 

(Photo by Robert Taylor on Flickr)


 

Sunny's Back Yard: Too Much Zucchini

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Sunny finds ways to deal with too much zucchini, and remembers a special rainy night with northern lights in this edition of Sunny's Back Yard.

Sunny is a regular commentator on the Lake County Journal, heard on the fourth Thursday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m. 


 

Sunny's Back Yard: Late August Farewell

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Sunny says farewell to August....and to an all-too-brief summer in this edition of Sunny's Back Yard.

Sunny is a regular commentator on the Lake County Journal, heard on the fourth Thursday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m. 


 
Lexie

Sunny's Back Yard: June in the Northwoods

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In this episode from late June, Sunny shares what she likes - and dislikes - about the vibrant month of June in the northwoods.

Sunny's Backyard is a regular feature on the Lake County Journal, heard on the fourth Thursday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m. 

(Photo by Martha Marnocha featuring her dog, Lexie)