Viroqua locals Lou Shields and Stacey Roou, share Discovery Channel filming experience
Having aired on June 19th, an episode of Discovery Channel’s show Homestead Rescue featured Viroqua area residents Lou Shields and his wife Stacey Roou.
The show filmed on location at Lou and Stacey’s homestead last fall, was around the time of major flooding that saw severe damage across the Driftless region in Southwest Wisconsin.
Marty Raney, alongside daughter Misty and son Matt, film across the nation, episodes where they help homesteaders confront major issues affecting their quality of off grid living.
Shields and Roou had major water drainage issues that could have eventually seen their cabin and gardens completely wiped out.
The Raneys stepped in, and with Lou and Stacey rolling up their sleeves and working alongside the Raneys, they saw a transformation of their homestead that would safeguard their hard work and investment in their dream of living a life that is balanced with nature.
DriftlessNow.com sat down for a video interview with Lou and Stacey to talk about the whole experience of filming their episode, after touring their homestead and seeing first hand, the work completed on the episode.
Lou Shields is a Midwestern folk musician who plays guitar, banjo and harmonica at festivals and venues throughout the area and on the East & West Coast plus Europe each summer. Lou is also a professor at a college south of Chicago a few days a week plus teaches online. Lou is also a professionally trained artist. Learn more about his history, art and music at www.loushieldsart.com.
Stacey Roou is a Marketing professional with a passion for history, Wisconsin travel and Photography. She runs a SW Wisconsin Tourism page called Driftless Adventures, where she documents cabin life and Driftless region geography.