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.

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
Bull riding at the El Paso County Fair and Rodeo, July 1951, photographer Myron Wood, image number 002-1516, courtesy of Pikes Peak Library District
Alpacas on Ahavah Farm produce a manure that is the key ingredient in the Garden Tea fertilizer made by the farm. Photo by Bill Radford, The Gazette
A trio of ducks at the Falcon Animal Swap. Photo by Bill Radford, The Gazette
The chicken yard at the Five Acres and Faith farm includes a kids' piano that the chickens play by pecking at it. Photo by Bill Radford, The Gazette
Irises - and weeds - flourish after spring rains. Photo by Bill Radford, The Gazette
Espresso X at U.S. 24 and Meridian Road in Falcon. Photo by Bill Radford, The Gazette
The harvest festival weekend at High Altitude Rhubarb - Organic Farm and Nursery draws a crowd each spring. Photo courtesy of Dennis Duncan
Molly the mule is believed to be completely blind, but she still gets around fine. Bill Radford, The Gazette
Sgt. Ray Gerhart of the El Paso County Sheriff's Office works to get a loose cow off the road and behind a fence. Bill Radford, The Gazette