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Blog: A barn update: John Wayne WAS there

Blog: Looking for romance from the seat of a tractor
By: Bill Radford - 0 Thu, Jul 2, 2015

I talked this week with Jerry Miller, founder of; the dating website is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.
He started...

The Country Life: In the egg business
By: Bill Radford - 0 Thu, Jun 4, 2015

We're in the egg business!

With the long days, our six hens have been very productive, resulting in more eggs than we can eat. (Unless we want...

Blog: Chicken coop tour is this weekend
By: Bill Radford - 0 Fri, May 15, 2015

The sixth annual Take a Peak Chicken Coop Tour is Saturday and Sunday. So if you’re thinking of raising chickens, or have chickens but want to see...

The Country Life: Tracing a barn's 100-year history
By: Bill Radford - 0 Tue, Apr 7, 2015

I often drive by the old red barn on Judge Orr Road near the Meadow Lake Airport. And when I do, I wonder about its history.
So does Jason...

Blog: Speaking with the Animal Whisperer
By: Bill Radford - 0 Fri, Mar 27, 2015

I talked this week with Herbert Aparicio, aka the Animal Whisperer. He’s teaching a class in April titled “Raising Backyard Chickens.”

Blog: German POWs were in the Pikes Peak region, too
By: Bill Radford - 0 Tue, Feb 10, 2015

Tuesday’s Country Life column on Jerry Kaufman’s memories of German POWs working on the family farm in Nebraska during World War II resulted in a...

Blog: The return of good old No. 17
By: Bill Radford - 0 Mon, Jan 12, 2015

Last May, I wrote about repeated visits by a group of cattle that kept escaping from a nearby ranch; they were typically led by a cow with...

Blog: A desperate search, a Christmas miracle
By: Bill Radford - 0 Fri, Dec 26, 2014

So, how many Christmas miracles is one family entitled to?

In my Country Life column this week, I recounted a Christmas week search from a...

Blog: Watching out for the horses
By: Bill Radford - 0 Thu, Nov 20, 2014

The recent case involving more than a dozen dead horses in Black Forest and charges of animal cruelty drew a lot of attention...

Blog: Goats and "the rod of shame"
By: Bill Radford - 0 Wed, Nov 5, 2014

Robert Christie, who saw my Tuesday column on goat fencing, emailed me with a different solution: instead of altering the fence...

Blog: Pumpkins for Pigs
By: - 0 Wed, Oct 29, 2014

So, what are you going to do with those Halloween pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns once Halloween has come and gone?

Blog: More on the issue of cruelty to animals
By: Bill Radford - 0 Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Tuesday’s Country Life column on cruelty to animals and whether there’s a distinction made between pets and farm animals...

Live and learn: Fencing NOT to get for a goat
By: Bill Radford - 0 Mon, Oct 6, 2014

Remind me next time to Google “goat fencing” BEFORE I actually buy the fencing.

 Our fencing that formed the goat pen was looking pretty...

Blog: What constitutes cruelty to animals?
By: Bill Radford - 0 Fri, Oct 3, 2014

Had an interesting conversation with Joe Stafford, director of animal law enforcement for the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, on what...

Blog: Visiting Homestead Ranch Regional Park
By: Bill Radford - 0 Tue, Sep 16, 2014

My column on the search for a new goat house mentions visiting a home near Homestead Ranch Regional Park in Peyton. Over the weekend, my wife and I...

The Country Life: Happy anniversary - a year in the life
By: Bill Radford - 0 Tue, Sep 9, 2014

The Country Life column has passed the one-year mark.

Over the year, I've learned a lot - about everything from weed control to septic-tank...

Blogger Bio

Bill Radford and his wife live on 5 acres east of Colorado Springs with three horses, two goats, a half-dozen chickens, three dogs, two cats, two rabbits, two guinea pigs and two parrots.