Ark Country Store Newsletter
September 2009

Hard to believe it's the end of September!  What a wet month with cooler weather.  You'll find an update and some relevant links to what's going on with the Central Texas Hay supply below. 
Thanks for supporting our second anniversary sale!  Plenty of folks took advantage of the sale to stock up. 

Did you know that you can purchase your hunting or fishing license at Ark Country Store?  The weather is great for fall fishing and dove season run's through October 25th. 

Ark Country store provides a wide variety of farm and ranch feeds, pet foods & supplies, lawn and garden supplies, horse and tack supplies, animal health products and unique gifts for your home.  Looking for something, let us know!  We can track it down for you. 

Candice Jones
Store Manager
Growing Rye Grass

Rye seed is generally grown in the southeast and parts of the southwest, where winter temperatures are mild. It's popular for its easy care and dramatic beauty.

The ideal time to plant rye grass is in early fall, ideally between mid-September and late October. If you decide    Read more
State Fair of Texas Time!
show animals
The Texas State Fair opened last Friday,  September 25, and is in full swing!  Below are some links to the show schedule, 2009 judges, and show tips. 

Good luck to our local 4-H students showing at the fair this year!  Send us your pictures and updates on how you did.  We'll showcase you on our facebook page and Website! 

The Youth Livestock Auction of Champions, a premier event at the annual State Fair of Texas, is scheduled for Friday, October 2, beginning at 1:00 p.m. in the Tom Thumb Sale Pavilion.  The 2009 State Fair of Texas operates September 25 - October 18.
Texas Hay Supply & Resources

Much of Texas received substantial rains in September after one of the driest summers on record.  Some areas around the state received as much as 10 - 12 inches of rain.  The moisture has improved outlooks for another cutting of hay.

While good news, many areas hay inventory continues to be low, particularly in South and Central Texas.  The Texas Department of Agriculture offers a "Hay Hotline" as a service to the agricultural industry to help in locating forage and hay supplies.  A weekly Texas Hay Report is also available. 
In This Issue
Growing Rye Grass
State Fair of Texas
Hay Supply
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