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Barnyards & Backyards: Rural Living in Wyoming

Barnyards & Backyards


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This informative, concise, and timely quarterly magazine is made for YOU the rural landowner, or backyard enthusiast.

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  • Pulling, mowing, burning can help stop week spread after going to seed
  • Planning ahead for animal care can let you have time away
  • Rain garden design filters, directs runoff from Gillette three-acre parking lot
  • A homeowners guide: Understanding defensible space and wildlife preparedness
  • Aquatic nuisances can cause big problems if not caught early
  • Manure boosts Wyoming landscapes no matter the source
  • Watering methods, common sense help keep water where most needed
  • Take advantage of unlikely moisture source to help establish pollinator plots
  • Termites? In Wyoming?
  • Ask Sam: Weed-free hay



Free Spring Issue for Coronavirus

We at Barnyards & Backyards are here to help you through the trying times of the Coronavirus and social distancing. Please enjoy our Spring 2020 Edition for FREE. 

Barnyards and Backyards Summer 2016


  • Time to spring ahead to growing season
  • Considering a value-added food venture? There's a three-step approach
  • Landowners should be aware 2020 may be a high grasshopper year
  • So you want to be a shepherd - now you get to lamb
  • Watch your ash because the emerald ash borer could sneak into Wyoming
  • Best of both worlds! Beauty for the eye, flavor for the table
  • Prevention is key to keeping mosquito-borne diseases at bay
  • Getting the most from your wheel line or hand line irrigation system
  • Understanding temperature inversions, mitigating pesticide drift - and maintaining friendly neighbors
  • Feel there is too much to do and too little time? Try some time management techniques

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