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2012 Archives

Barnyards & Backyards

Barnyards & Backyards Index of Articles - 2012

(Back issues of the magazine can be ordered)

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Winter 2012



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Winter is here (and then some)! Jennifer Thompson pg 4
Snow - A warm winter coat for plants Mae Smith pg 5-6
Snow, snow, snow: To plow or not to plow - good question! Clay Thompson pg 7-9
Featured landowner: If at first you don't succeed - succeed! Tori Dietz pg 10-11
Featured property update: Browns

Jennifer Thompson, Rachel Mealor,
Martin Curry, Donna Cuin, Brian Connely

pg 12-14
Featured property update: Adams Mark Hughes, Mark Ellison,
Martin Curry, Nick Williams, J Thompson
pg 15-17
Featured property update: Wheatland property put
out to pasture!
Dallas Mount pg 18-19
Featured property update: Wildlife and habitat on
property improvement projects
Rex Lockman pg 20-21
What do I do now that those darned beetles have moved
Dennis Hemmer pg 22-24
Ask Sam - Hobby or a business   pg 25
Helping people help the land Brenda Ling pg 26

Spring 2012



Spring IS on its way! Jennifer Thompson  pg 4 
Green light for spring grazing should be yellow for caution Jessica Crowder  pg 5-6
Correct diet, plentiful exercise bring out best in horses this season Amy McLean  pg 7-8
Do you know your native grasses? Ashley Garrelts & Mae Smith pg 9
Featured landowner: Patching together sustainable living
on the high plains
Tony Hoch pg 10-12
How a soil test can determine suitability of soil for plants Kelli Belden  pg 13-15 
How not to be at your chickens beck and call Dusty Downey  pg 16-17 
The worst garden pests you've never seen Scott Schell  pg 18-21 
Conifer diversity creates a more resilient and appealing landscape Mark Hughes  pg 22-23 
Not udder nonsense Barton Stam  pg 24-25 
Upcoming events Jennifer Thompson  pg 26 

Summer 2012



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Summer is upon us! Jennifer Thompson pg 4
Kick the kids outside this summer Jacelyn Downey pg 5-7
#$@*&% drought is here again! Dallas Mount pg 8
What's digging in my yard? Rex Lockman pg 9
Featured landowner: Striving to be where their food comes from Kellie Chichester & Mae Smith pg 10-12
There's a buzz about beekeeping in Wyoming Justina Russell pg 13-15
Raising chickens with altitude Hudson Hill pg 16-17
To seed or not to seed? Blaine Horn pg 18-19
Survive the unthinkable if wildfire theatens your home Nick Williams pg 20-23
Newer systems irrigate small parcels, irregularly shaped fields Dan Murdock pg 24-25
Ask Sam Mark Ellison pg 26

Fall 2012



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Summer's end signals fall enchantment    Jennifer Thompson    pg 4
Upside down grazing - reverse the seasons Barton Stam pg 5-6
Pasture forbs your horses should avoid Brian Sebade pg 7-8
Fixing what ails your soil - the soil doctor is in! Kelli Belden pg 9-11
Featured landowners: Sweet success on the South Fork Sandra Frost pg 12-14
Update your home for a lifetime of living Randy Weigel pg 15-16
Fall into the bounty of autumn Diane Saenz pg 17-18
Wildflowers can enhance landscapes and gardens Rex Lockman pg 19-20
Trash to treasure - with worms Mae Smith pg 21
Drought-tolerant lawn species help reduce water use, still look great Chris Hilgert pg 22-23
Don't put away that sprayer! Mary Mckinney pg 24
Ask Sam - Weed free forage for hunting trip pg 25

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