Exemption Registration Number
Beginning Jan. 1, 2012, a person claiming an exemption from sales tax on the purchase of certain items used in the production of agricultural and timber products is required to have a Texas Agriculture and Timber Exemption Registration Number.
For you to continue to claim your sales tax exemption, it is imperative that you follow the procedures on the attached website and acquire your exemption registration number.
If you have any questions, please stop by the store and we will be happy to assist you.
January is the time to put your garden in order. Our onion sets, seed potatoes and garden seeds have arrived. This is also the time to put out pre-emergent for sticker burrs. Click here to go to the Farmer's Almanac website to determine the last frost date for your area.
Jeff asked "Are you a supporter of capturing rain water? And if so, is it really worth the effort?"
Alan's Answer: Water is a resource we cannot afford to ignore, with the drought we're currently in, and conserving rainwater is a necessity!
Rainwater can be used to hand water plants, provide drip irrigation for house foundations, and provide drinking water for livestock, pets, and bird baths.
Many of us already capture rain water by having stock tanks on our land. If you fall in to this category you may consider digging it deeper if it went dry this past summer. Others of us live in town and do not own land large enough for a stock tank. We should consider purchasing rain barrels and capturing run off from our roofs and gutters.
The standard formula is one inch of rain will provide about 0.6 gallons of water per square foot of surface. So if you have a 2000 square foot home with 4 downspouts, you can put a rain barrel at each down spout and collect a total of 1200 gallons of rain (2000/ 4 barrels X .6) during a rainstorm.
Now go look at your water bill and see how much water you consumed and the cost per gallon.
A very simple use would be to set up a 55 gallon rain barrel at a downspout from your roof. Attach a soaker hose to the rain barrel. And now you can water the foundation to help prevent shifting, even during a water restriction period. For information on water resources check out Dotty Woodson with Texas AgriLife Extension http://dallas.tamu.edu/faculty-and-staff/extension-program-specialists/dotty-woodson.
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|Cold Weather Colic in Horses
Cold winds and changing winter weather may not seem like contributing factors for equine colic. However, these conditions can foster changes in routine and eating habits that may affect the well being of your horse.
"A common winter time equine health concern is colic," notes Dr. Glennon Mays, clinical associate professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. "Colic is a symptom of abdominal pain and can take the form of digestive problems, intestinal blockage, or a twisted intestine among other possibilities." Click here to learn more about cold weather colic.
|Exercising Your Horse During the Winter|
Equine Colic Relief
Equine Colic Relief will STOP a normal bout of colic! (Impaction, Gas, Sand, & Mild Spasmodic)
- All Natural Active Ingredients are: Irish Sea Moss, Magnesium, Kelp, Peppermint Oil, Phosphorous, Vegetable Glycerine, Calcium, Vitamin D3, Potassium, Purified Water, Molasses for flavor and Sorbitol to soften and sweeten the formula.
- Safe to use on any age equine, (foals, lactating or pregnant mares, stallions)
Come in for your supply of Equine Colic Relief. Every horse owner should have it in their medical bag.
Dealing With Colic - Fast Action Could Save Your Horse's Life!
Who Are You? Identifying Backyard Birds
With the Great Backyard Bird Count just around the corner, now is a great time to learn about the birds that visit your backyard.
When you first notice the bright-colored yellow and black bird in your yard, all you can do is admire it. However, when you learn that the bird is an Evening Grosbeak, you'll know that a simple tube feeder with Black-oil Sunflower seeds will keep him coming back. Being able to identify the birds that frequent your yard can make you a better host by offering the right type of bird feeder and food or planting the right types of shrubs and plants.
Read more about identifying the birds visiting your backyard.
New Braunfels Feed In Store Special - Science Diet for $29.99
New Braunfels Feed and Supply is offering Science Diet 40 lb bag for $29.99
- Small Bites
- Adult Large Breed
- Mature Adult
Offer good through January 31, 2012