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Bill Radford

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  • The Country Life: Looking at the future of farming on the Colorado prairie

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    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....

  • The Country Life: They're here! Break out the fly swatter

    Updated: Tue, Aug 12, 2014

    The dreaded fly season is underway. The home invasion has just begun, and the fly swatter in our kitchen is being increasingly employed. Flies, you've been warned. Outside, the flies have been an issue for weeks for Molly, our mule; while the flies have been biting our horse,...

  • Blog: Invasion of the botfly

    Updated: Tue, Aug 12, 2014

    My column on biting flies today did mention another fly threat to horses: the botfly. “These flies,” says Terry Galbreath of Bonny Burn Ranch, “lay tiny little white eggs (‘nits’) on the horse, and you need a special comb to get them out. If left in, the eggs hatch and the larva...

  • The Country Life: Exploring the special bond between women and horses

    Updated: Tue, Aug 5, 2014

    Yes, there's a long history of men on horseback - from warriors to cowboys to jockeys. But there seems to be something special about the relationship between women and horses. I have seen it up close. My daughter and wife share a passion for horses; in fact, my wife's desire to have...

  • Blog: A home for eggs; return of the chicks

    Updated: Mon, Aug 4, 2014

        The question was: What do we do with all these eggs?   My wife and I went on vacation last week in Montana. We took the dogs to the kennel and the parrots to a “bird lady” in Calhan. We had one neighbor check on the cats inside and the rabbits, guinea pig and...

  • Blog: 'Guardians' has explosive debut

    Updated: Mon, Aug 4, 2014

    Looks like Marvel’s gamble paid off big time. Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy” was far from a sure thing. Even some comic book fans (me for example) aren’t all that familiar with the rather obscure Guardians. And the team is not your usual high-flying, spandex-wearing group...

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