WHERE DID THE RAIN GO?
Dixon has enjoyed a nice series of storms that have given us up to 10 inches +/- of rainfall so far this year. I think average is around 16 inches so we sure do need more! Forecasters are saying second half of March should be wet......Let’s hope so. Due to the drought we decided to stop watering our front lawn and to eventually replace it with a concrete patio. We took advantage of the recent dry spell to get the patio poured and will be spending the next couple of months landscaping around it.
It is really nice to move forward with the project and get rid of the ugly mess we had in our yard! We did this of course to save precious water, but a fringe benefit is we plan to use it for future feed store events! Stay tuned.......
WE HAVE PLANNED OUR FIRST EVENT FOR 2016!
Mark your calendars if you like the sound of this one. May 22 we are planning to have Kirk Adkins (former UCD Farrier and Instructor of Equine Science) put on a horse-shoeing clinic. This event will consist of a lecture, demonstration, and question and answer session. Kirk lectures all over the world on this subject, so we feel privileged to have him do one here. Kirk is a Certified Journeyman Horse-shoer and owner of Equithotics, Inc. (a manufacturer of horse-shoer and farrier equipment). More to come on this one!
ALL MARKETS ARE CURRENTLY STABLE
Should I say it? I am hesitant because the last few times I put it in the newsletter things started changing even before we went to print! Almost all markets that affect the feed business are relatively stable at this time. We receive monthly price updates for feed and are seeing little to no change. Our hay supply is excellent, and pricing is stable as well. Fencing, gates, and wire pricing are seeing little to no change.
SHOW ANIMAL REMINDERS
I try to put this important reminder in the newsletter every year at this time. If your family has horses and the children have animals for the fair, be very careful not to allow the horses to get into the show animal feeds. Most of the show feeds contain medication that may actually be toxic to a horse! Also there are strict laws now about not feeding mammalian protein to ruminants. That means keep the dog, cat, and hog feeds away from the lambs, beef, and goats. These are important reminders because we all know occasionally an animal gets out of its pen and into the feed supply! Please be careful.
ANOTHER FUN TIDBIT ABOUT SCOTT
Next time you see Scott have some fun with this one: When he was in college all his classmates longed for Mom’s home baked muffins. Being the enterprising guy Scott is, he learned how to make the best muffins in the world and provided these to his classmates...for a price! He charged $ for them! The way I found out was during one of our Safety Meetings. Scott made his famous muffins and brought them for the guys to enjoy during the Safety Meeting, (by the way, no charge). He then told the story!
Thanks for your business!