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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.

A.L. Pieper, center, is shown at a 50th anniversary celebration for Farmers State Bank. Photo courtesy of Farmers State Bank
Dr. Jim Friedly is a holistic veterinarian. He uses his chiropractic skills on a horse named Ringo at his practice, Natural Healthcare Center for Animals in Falcon, on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette
Bull riding at the El Paso County Fair and Rodeo, July 1951, photographer Myron Wood, image number 002-1516, courtesy of Pikes Peak Library District
Alpacas on Ahavah Farm produce a manure that is the key ingredient in the Garden Tea fertilizer made by the farm. Photo by Bill Radford, The Gazette
A trio of ducks at the Falcon Animal Swap. Photo by Bill Radford, The Gazette
The chicken yard at the Five Acres and Faith farm includes a kids' piano that the chickens play by pecking at it. Photo by Bill Radford, The Gazette
Irises - and weeds - flourish after spring rains. Photo by Bill Radford, The Gazette
Espresso X at U.S. 24 and Meridian Road in Falcon. Photo by Bill Radford, The Gazette
The harvest festival weekend at High Altitude Rhubarb - Organic Farm and Nursery draws a crowd each spring. Photo courtesy of Dennis Duncan
Molly the mule is believed to be completely blind, but she still gets around fine. Bill Radford, The Gazette