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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.

Michelle Conner with one of her beloved shires. The number of registered shires worldwide is only about 1,500. Photo by Bill Radford, The Gazette
A trio of hens wear Chicken Armor chicken saddles, designed to protect their backs. Photo courtesy of Jill Bong
Helen Baber points to a photo of her late husband, Lloyd Baber. Photo by Bill Radford, The Gazette
Landri Tuttle and a few of the Tuttle horses on the run at their property in eastern El Paso County. Photo by Bill Radford, The Gazette
A visitor to the Radford garden. Photo by BIll Radford, The Gazette
The Radford pool, with Molly the mule and Nikki the horse grazing in the background. Photo by Bill Radford, The Gazette
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