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2008 Archives

Barnyards & Backyards

Barnyards & Backyards Index of Articles - 2008

(Back issues of the magazine can be ordered)

Fall 2008




A change of seasons Tom Heald pg. 4
Snow fences help manage blowing snow Michael Smith pg. 5-6
Five plants poisonous to horses in Wyoming Emily Eschbacher pg. 7-9
Featured Landowners: Landowners repair land damage, reap bountiful benefits Jacelyn Downey pg. 10-12
Who's who of famous Western birds Jacelyn Downey pg. 13
Answering ditch irrigation rights, distribution questions Sandra Frost pg. 14-15
Too fat or too thin - What is the right condition for my horses and cattle? Lindsay Taylor, Dallas Mount pg. 16-17
Ask Sam: Pheromones for bark beetle control nbsp; pg. 18
How geology affects your well water quality Tony Hoch pg. 19-21
Developing chainsaw sense can prevent injuries and make wood cutting easier Bill Kohlbrand pg. 22-23
Tips for felling a tree keep you safe, the job easier Bill Kohlbrand pg. 24-25
Grazing video call for volunteers nbsp; pg. 25

Summer 2008




The ugly duckling Tom Heald pg. 4
Pollination it is a bee-autiful thing Scott Schell pg. 5-7
Featured landowners: Gardening in Laramie Valley is like gardening on a different planet Tony Hoch pg. 8-9
Four herbicides for the landowner Brian Connely pg. 10-11
Wyoming weed puzzle Lindsay Taylor pg. 12
Top reasons for septic system failure and how to prevent them Mila Ready pg. 13-15
Fence designs accommodate wildlife but keep livestock in Rory Karhu pg. 16-17
Creating defensible space around property is homeowner responsibility Ron Graham pg. 18-20
Healthy pastures mean healthy horses Kellie Chichester pg. 21-23
Ask Sam: Outhouse question   pg. 23
Harvesting bark beetle-infested firewood brings unwanted pests to town Scott Schell, Les Koch pg. 24-25

Spring 2008




Meadowlark's melody announces arrival of spring Tom Heald pg. 4
Managing house and garden insect pests safely Scott Schell pg. 5-7
Featured landowners: Small acreage near Powell shows how couple overcome Wyoming challenges Sandra Frost, Steve Miller pg. 8-10
These troopers take high elevations, short growing seasons in stride Jennifer Jones, Karen Panter pg. 11-13
Calibrating sprayer most important step before treating weeds Dana Brown pg. 14-15
Reducing deer and rabbit damage to woody plants Mark Hughes pg. 16-17
Five underutilized trees for Wyoming rural landscapes Tom Heald pg. 18-19
To build a pond in Wyoming Mark Optiz pg. 20-21
Workshops addressing small-acreage issues set across Wyoming Jennifer Jones pg. 22-23
Ask Sam (Tamarisk) nbsp; pg. 23
Wyoming Livestock Board handles animal abuse concerns Fred Emerich, Jimmy Dean Siler pg. 24-25

Winter 2008




What you don't see Tom Heald pg. 4
Wyoming offers opportunities for alternative crops Karen Panter pg. 5-7
Featured landowners: Couple put conservation practices to work Sharon Williams pg. 8-10
Protect your soil from Mariah' Dallas Mount pg. 11
Create homes so bluebirds come your way Jacelyn Downey pg. 12-13
If you fence it, they'll stay out Cole Ehmke pg. 14 -15
Little Beetles Big Problem James Arnold pg. 16-17
How grazing management affects water quality Rex Lockman pg. 18
New information resource available for small-acreage landowners! Jennifer Jones pg. 19
Ask Sam (Winterkill on trees)   pg. 20
Raising fruit can sweeten Wyoming dinner tables Scott Hininger pg. 21

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