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2009 Archives

Barnyards & Backyards

Barnyards & Backyards Index of Articles - 2009

(Back issues of the magazine can be ordered)

Fall 2009




Here's what's new in Barnyards & Backyards Tony Hoch pg. 4
Extreme property makeover Jessica Leetch pg. 5-6
Winterize your trees and shrubs Mark Hughes pg. 7-8
Rev up nutrition, slash food costs by preserving local food Patti Griffith pg. 9-11
Featured landowners: Couple produce pampered pumpkins, succulent squash, grand gourds Sharon Williams pg. 12-14
Gauging farm life: Latest census shows growing diversity Cole Ehmke pg. 15-16
Want to spend less on utilities? Look to utility companies for ideas to avoid billing shock Julliette Rule pg. 17-18
Featured partner: Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality's Nonpoint Source Program Jennifer Zygmunt pg. 19-20
Good bug, bad bug Jeff Edwards pg. 21
Use snow fences to control drifting snow Rex Lockman pg. 22-23
Winter livestock watering done right Martin Curry pg. 24-25
Ask Sam: Planting & Fertilizing Trees in Fall   pg. 26
Join our listserv for short messages about issues affecting small-acreage owners! Jennifer Thompson pg. 27

Summer 2009




If summer falls on a Saturday Tony Hoch pg. 4
To mow or not to mow Rex Lockman,
Dallas Mount
pg. 5-6
Some Wyoming invasive weed areas are biological warfare battlegrounds Travis Ziehl pg. 7-9
Featured landowner: Lander area small-acreage owner takes his home to work Jeri Trebelcock pg. 10-13
Cleanup, precautions dramatically lower flying insect pests on your property Barbara Kizer pg. 14-16
Some farm and ranch legal risks: Livestock and entrant tort liability Alan Shroeder pg. 17-19
Cooperative extension's mission: More than 100 years and counting Glen Whipple pg. 20-21
Recognizing overgrazing - How do I know when my animals have grazed too much? Dallas Mount pg. 22-23
Ask Sam: Cattle in brucellosis Designated Surveillance Area   pg. 24-25
New electronic resources added to Barnyards & Backyards
Web page
Jennifer Jones, Steve Miller pg. 26

Spring 2009




Playing the cards in your hand Tony Hoch pg. 4
You can use the Web to explore your soils Astrid Martinez pg. 5-7
Simple steps to bolster game bird habitat Scott Hininger pg. 8-9
Featured landowner: Weed warriors purge their spurge Rachel Mealor pg. 10-13
The right stuff: Water quality plays big part in livestock performance Steve Paisley pg. 14-15
Backyard chickens a small-acreage production opportunity Lindsay Taylor pg. 16-18
Seeing strange lights in the night Eric Peterson pg. 19-20
Test your nonpoint source water pollution IQ Tony Hoch pg. 21
How to graft fruit trees Scott Hininger pg. 22-24
Ask Sam: Soil tests   pg. 26

Winter 2009




Winter is a time for planning Tony Hoch pg. 4
Renewable energy options harness the wind, lasso solar energy, and use the Earth itself Scott Kane pg. 5-7
Planning to build? Thinking ahead can save you time, money and precious topsoil Natalie Macsalka pg. 8-9
Featured landowner: Takin care of the trout Nelli Williams pg. 10-12
Weed and pest districts exist to assist landowners Slade Franklin pg. 13-15
Correct pruning can revitalize landscapes Diana Cochran &
Karen Panter
pg. 16-19
How to buy a tractor Sandra Frost pg. 20-21
What evergreen is that? Mark Hughes pg. 22-23
Workshops offer great resource information for small- acreage owners Jennifer Jones pg. 24
Ask Sam: Paperwork for travel with horses   pg. 25
Lander resident is Wyomings Outstanding Small Acreage Cooperator   pg. 26

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