Author:

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.

Anna Blake's love of horses is one of the foundations of her book "Barn Dance." Photo by Bill Radford, The Gazette File
Blue, a three-legged blue heeler, is a former Colorado dog now living the good life in Montana. Photo courtesy of Hope Radford
Chris Whitney, who lives in Black Forest, oversees the Colorado Department of Agriculture's Brand Inspection Division. Photo by Bill Radford, The Gazette
Abby, a Boston terrier-boxer mix, at home. Photo by Bill Radford, The Gazette
Eileen Koop feeds some treats to the yaks at Bijou Basin Ranch, run by Eileen and her husband, Carl. Photo by Bill Radford, The Gazette
Two of the mini-donkeys at MJB Miniature Donkeys in Palmer Lake. Photo by Bill Radford, The Gazette
Bob Olson guides a pair of horses into the barn where they will be hitched to a wagon. Photo by Bill Radford, The Gazette
Tne English angoras are "supercute," Sharon Dalrymple says. Photo by Bill Radford, The Gazette
Neighbor Loy lends a hand, working into the evening hours, to clear snow after a storm last spring. Photo by Bill Radford, The Gazette