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Bill Radford

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  • Blog: Visiting Homestead Ranch Regional Park

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    My column on the search for a new goat house mentions visiting a home near Homestead Ranch Regional Park in Peyton. Over the weekend, my wife and I paid a visit to the park. It's beautiful, with the open space of the prairie edging into the forested land of Black Forest. There's a...

  • The Country Life: A house fit for a goat - or two

    Published: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    It was a nice goat house - a deluxe one, even, with skylights and a bay window. Too bad it wouldn't stay together. A used shed we got through Craigslist had housed our goats Nana and Christmas for a year and a half. The shed, made by a company named Thinking Outside, held up through...

  • Comics Art Fest draws 'Teen Titans' artist

    Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    2 p.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Arts Alley (just west of Escape Velocity Comics & Graphic Novels, 19 E. Bijou St.), free, followed by free, all-ages music show at 6 p.m. with bands including Celestial Mechanics and Rough Age, 578-8847, When Kenneth Rocafort...

  • Blog: Comic Art Fest on Saturday

    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Comic Art Fest 2014 runs from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday in the Arts Alley just west of Escape Velocity Comics & Graphic Novels, 19 E. Bijou St. It's the fourth annual Comic Art Fest, a cdelebration of comic book art hosted by Escape Velocity. This year's special guest is artist...

  • The Country Life: Happy anniversary - a year in the life

    Published: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    The Country Life column has passed the one-year mark. Over the year, I've learned a lot - about everything from weed control to septic-tank maintenance to alpacas. My wife and I have welcomed Molly the mule into our menagerie as well as two dogs - Hank and Blue - and lost our two...

  • The Country Life: 'Hippie rancher' a real future farmer

    Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    Looks like the small family farm is not dead. I recently visited Heritage Belle Farms, a 40-acre farm in Calhan run by 29-year-old Katie Belle Miller. She raises Texas longhorn cattle, heritage breed pigs and a variety of poultry, plus she recently started raising tilapia. Even as...

  • The Country Life: Tallying up the 'before winter' to-do list

    Published: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Even after we say goodbye to summer this Labor Day weekend, the season technically still has a few more weeks to go, followed by three months of fall. But more and more I'm hearing - and saying - the dreaded words "before winter." As in: "I need to do this before winter" or "We need...

  • Blog: The future of farming?

    Updated: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    Have I seen the future of farming? Over the weekend, I visited Heritage Belle Farms, a Calhan-area farm run by 29-year-old Katie Belle Miller. She raises Longhorn cattle, pigs and a variety of poultry, plus she’s just started a talapia-growing operation. She thinks agriculture is...

  • The Country Life: Combating the No. 1 killer of horses

    Updated: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    It was a Sunday night and we were getting ready to go to bed when we heard the first whinny from Nikki, our horse. When she whinnied a second time, my wife and I grabbed flashlights and went out back to investigate, worried that perhaps an animal was in the pasture and upsetting...

  • Blog: Taking on the top killer of horses

    Published: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    I talked with Dr. Clint Unruh, with Colorado Equine Veterinary Services in Peyton, on Thursday. The topic was colic, a term horse owners all know - and dread. It's the No. 1 medical cause of death in horses. It's not a specific diagnosis but a general term referring to abdominal pain....