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2013 Archives

Barnyards & Backyards

Barnyards & Backyards Index of Articles

(Back issues of the magazine can be ordered)

Fall 2013



Page #

Gratification, relaxation, preparation Jennifer Thompson pg 4
Wyoming maple syrup - no, that was no typo! Brian Sebade pg 5-7
Ordinary fall garden chores plant opportunities for extraordinary next year Donna Cuin pg 8-9
Feature Landowners: Can your place be a Wyoming guest lodge? Jacelyn Downey pg 10-12
Everything you need to know to buy good seed is on the label Sandra Frost pg 13-14
Garlic puts fall gusto in your garden, summer zest in kitchen Vicki Hayman pg 15-16
Garlic as a culinary ingredient Vicki Hayman pg 17
Insect pest new to Wyoming infests soft fruit crops Scott Schell pg 18-19
How to repair a broken strand of barbwire Martin Curry pg 20-21
Name that gymnosperm   pg 22
Caring for horses during winter Dallas Mount pg 23
Ask Sam - What causes a blue spruce tree to start dying from the top of the tree? pg 25

Summer 2013



Page #

Summer is in full swing Jennifer Thompson pg 4
Rainwater harvesting Tony Hoch pg 5-6
Mountain pine beetles still active in Wyoming forests Les Koch pg 7
How cover crops can benefit your small acreage Roger Hybner pg 8-10
Tips to improve the energy efficiency of your greenhouse Milt Geiger pg 11-12
Citrus in the snow Jim Freeburn pg 13
Raised beds make life easier for gardeners, better homes for vegetables Trish Penny pg 14-15
Should you grow your own hay for harvest? Dallas Mount pg 16-17
Good fences make happy horses Brandon Greet pg 18-19
Which came first? The chicken, of course Mae Smith pg 20-21
What is a chicken tractor? Jeff Edwards pg 22-24
Ask Sam - Which direction should a hoop house be oriented? pg 25

Spring 2013



Page #

Drought - to be or not to be Jennifer Thompson pg 3
Grow grapes in Wyoming? Why not? Sadanand Dhekney pg 5-7
A little observation will help predict this year’s forage needs Rachel Mealor & Mae Smith pg 8-10
Elms eliminated? Scott Schell pg 11-13
How much does it cost to own a horse? Bridger Feuz pg 14-15
High tunnel insect and mite control Jeff Edwards pg 16-18
Perfect herbicide still a fantastic dream; until then . . . Travis Ziehl pg 19-21
Should I lease my land for grazing John Hewlett pg 22-24
Keeping Wyoming safe from invasion: Identifying potential weed problems Brandon Greet pg 25
Ask Sam - Wildlife-friendly fence pg 26

Winter 2013



Page #

Wyoming Wow Jennifer Thompson pg 3
Winter, what winter? Jennifer Thompson pg 4
Fantastic in feathers Jacelyn Downey pg 5-7
Community Supported Agriculture links consumers with producers; provides fresh vegetables, manages risk Ted Craig pg 8-10
Conduct a home energy audit Mae Smith pg 11-13
An update of incentives for energy efficiency and renewable energy: Navigating through the fog Milt Geiger pg 14-16
Your landscape will thank you for choosing the right tree for the right location Mark Hughes pg 17-18
Insects have cool strategies to weather winter extremes Scott Schell pg 19-21
What to expect following a wildfire Brian Sebade pg 22-23
Up for the challenge: Gardening in Wyoming Chris Hilgert pg 24-25
Ask Sam - Russian knapweed control pg 26

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