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Bill Radford

Country Life columnist and production editor

Bill Radford and his wife live in eastern El Paso County with a menagerie that includes a horse, mule, goats, rabbits and chickens.

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The Country Life: Admiring fleet-footed pronghorn on the prairie

By: Bill Radford bill.radford@gazette.com

Back when I lived in town, deer used to stroll down the street and visit my east Colorado Springs neighborhood.

Out on the prairie, there's not many deer. (Though there certainly are some, as evidenced by the...

The Country Life: Admiring fleet-footed pronghorn on the Colorado prairie

By: Bill Radford, The Gazette

Back when I lived in town, deer used to stroll down the street and visit my east Colorado Springs neighborhood.

Out on the prairie, there's not many deer. (Though there certainly are some, as evidenced by...

The Country Life: Colorado Springs woman has fond memories of life on the farm

By: Bill Radford bill.radford@gazette.com

It's a land rich in soil and memories.

The Newton Dotson Farm near Aguilar was named a Colorado Centennial Farm in 2008; the Colorado Centennial Farms program, administered by the State Historical Fund, was...

The Country Life: Fainting goats, roaming chickens, historic barns and more from 2015

By: Bill Radford bill.radford@gazette.com

2015 is nearly over. And while it's a time to look forward (made those New Year's resolutions yet?), it's also a time to peek back.

Some highlights from a year in The Country Life:

- Under the Chinese...

The Country Life: "The Night Before Christmas," a country tale

By: Bill Radford bill.radford@gazette.com

(With apologies to Clement Clarke Moore, author of the original)

'Twas the night before Christmas

And both inside and out

Not a creature was stirring

Except for the stupid rooster, who...

The Country Life: Mail carrier doesn't let snow, darkness or bumpy country roads stop her

By: Bill Radford bill.radford@gazette.com

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.

While the U.S. Postal Service does not have an official motto, these words commonly...

The Country Life: Colorado Springs-area group helps deal with feral cats

By: Bill Radford bill.radford@gazette.com

If you saw all the cats running around on our neighbor Shirley Zumpf's property, you might think she was one of those "crazy cat ladies."

But the large cat population was not her idea. The neighbors' outside...

The Country Life: Who would take care of your animals if you're no longer around?

By: Bill Radford bill.radford@gazette.com

My wife, Margaret, and I were driving to Denver to visit our son and his wife when our conversation took a dark turn.

What would happen, we wondered, if we both died in a fiery crash? Specifically, who would...