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: A case of canine sibling rivalry

By: Bill Radford

Blue and Hank, our ranch dogs, were best buddies - wrestling each other, chasing the ball together, cuddling up on the couch.

Then something changed.

The first fight came in the middle of the night;...

Blog: Looking for romance from the seat of a tractor

By: Bill Radford

I talked this week with Jerry Miller, founder of; the dating website is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.
He started the site after hearing the plight of a divorced woman and others...

The Country Life: Washed-out road a reminder of record rains

By: Bill Radford

Hey, remember May? You know, Colorado Springs' wettest month on record?

With summer blazing, last month is a soggy memory for many. But for residents along a stretch of Jones Road in eastern El Paso County,...

The Country Life: Can Colorado avoid outbreak of avian flu?

By: Bill Radford

Are you keeping your chickens safe?

An outbreak of avian flu that started in December has spread to poultry flocks in 15 states. The impact has been devastating: More than 46 million chickens and turkeys in...

The Country Life: Where there's a well, there's a way to get water - hopefully

By: Bill Radford

When a well was drilled for a neighbor's new home recently, it was another "straw" dipping into the water beneath our feet.

There's a lot of such straws in the area. An estimated 27,000 homes - about 67,500...

The Country Life: Passion for flying means living at the airport

By: Bill Radford

Dave Elliott recently retired from Frontier Airlines, ending 13 years as an airline pilot. During 40 years of flying, he also served in the Coast Guard, flew corporate planes and taught at the Air Force...

The Country Life: In the egg business

By: Bill Radford

We're in the egg business!

With the long days, our six hens have been very productive, resulting in more eggs than we can eat. (Unless we want to have eggs every meal.) So my wife took in a few cartons to...

The Country Life: Springtime is shearing time at Colorado Springs-area alpaca farm

By: Bill Radford

Her morning included a pedicure, but for Zadie it was no day at the spa.

Zadie is one of about 100 alpacas at Wild Hair Alpacas in Black Forest; the owners, Peter and Barbara Ziek, have been raising alpacas...