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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.

Calves run from a group of riders as they try to direct them into a pen during a horsemanship skills clinic Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Prairie Springs Farm in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Susan Kamlan teaches an equine-education class at Iron Horse Christian Youth Ranch. Photo by Bill Radford, The Gazette
This snowdrift formed in the Radford goat yard after a recent spring storm. Photo by Bill Radford, The Gazette
A doghouse-turned duck house provides a corner for these two ducklins to hide in. A heat lamp keeps them warm. Photo by Bill Radford, The Gazette
An example of rubbish on land in unincorporated El Paso County. Courtesy photo
This feral cat stays away from people but likes hanging out in the Radford barn with the other animals. Photo by Bill Radford, The Gazette
Men sitting in potato fields with potatoes on ground and in barrels. Horse-drawn wagon at left holds filled bags; another horse-drawn machine loads potatoes into bags alongside. Harvesting machine drawn by four mules is at right. Note on back reads "Potato digging at Greeley. Possibly a heliographic reproduction." Undated, image 001-4144, Margaretta M. Boas Photograph Collection, courtesy of Pikes Peak Library District
Shirley Archuletta is owner and manager of Peyton Junction Mercantile. Photo by Bill Radford, The Gazette