Ark Country Store Newsletter
October 2009

Fall is here and that means preparing your home, garden, animals and ranch for winter.  Now is the time to fertilize your yard, purchase and prepare your bulbs for the spring, and plant your fall garden.   Ark Country Store carries a full line of garden supplies & fertilizers, including organic products. 

Deer season opens in a few weeks, are you ready?  Ark Country Store has what you need, deer feeders, corn, deer blocks, hunting clothing and more.  Stop by and check it out.  

Our annual feed booking is going on now!  Place your orders NOW through the end of October. 

Have you noticed a new face in the store?  Johnny Roland is our latest new member to join Ark Country Store.  Make sure you stop by and say hi!

Speaking of new members, the Jones family was blessed with a healthy new baby boy earlier this month.  Mom, babe, big brother and Dad are all doing well. 

Our annual Halloween Costume Contest is around the corner!  Bring the kiddos and pets by Ark Country Store on Saturday, October 31st.  Prizes and free treats for pets in costume. 

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
New Items at Ark Country Store
Start your holiday shopping now
Ark Pumpkins
Stop by Ark Country Store for all you decorative holiday items.  Whether looking for "Jacks", "Pies" or large pumpkins, you'll find them on SALE now at Ark Country Store.  

Working on a fall scene for your yard or office building?  Check out our straw, priced at $7.00 each per square bale. 

New Christmas ornaments have arrived to liven up your tree this year.  Farm ornaments to decorative ornaments, we have them all.  Texas Cookers

It's never to early to start your holiday shopping!  Check out our Texas Cookers, great for outside grilling or keeping warm on cool evening.  New items from Vogt Western Silver are sure to please everyone.  Beautiful hand crafted items, buckles, jewelry, leather goods and more.

With winter approaching, don't forget about your animals!  Our new winter blankets for horses are ideal to take to chill off those cold days. 
Snap DragonLawn, Gardens & Pastures
Fall preparation 

Fall is the time to work on your lawn, garden & pasture.  With the cooler weather it is a great time to get outside and build up those fall gardens!  Ark Country Store has all your garden needs and a full line of organic garden items. 

Till the soil and dig up any weeds.  Add compost and fertilizer, till in.  Make sure your beds are built up to allow for good drainage with all this rain.  Don't forget the mulch!

October vegetables:  lettuces, spinach, garlic, onions, kale & Bok Choy.

Fall perennials: pansies, alyssum, snapdragons, sweet peas, Blackfoot daisy, Copper Canyon Daisy, Maximilian sunflower, santolina, iris, roses, butterfly bush, Scabiosa, lantana, coral honeysuckle, Salvia, perennial bulbs, and pinks.

A local Ellis County resource on Gardening is Ellis County Master Gardener's Ellis-Gardening Newsletter.  You'll find articles on what is happening around the County, and an article on Grub Worms.

With all this rain, Fire Ants are out in force!  Stop by the store today and pick up some items to combat them!  
Upcoming Horse Webinars
Winterize Your Horse
Rodeo Horse
Winter is around the corner and can bring with it certain challenges for horses and horse owners.  We'll talk about some things horse owners should know and ways to better prepare your horse for the potentially harsh winter conditions.

Presented by Dr. Katie Young & Dr. Karen Davison

Agenda: 30-40 Minute Presentation, 20-30 Minute Q&A

Wed., Oct. 28, 2009, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
Tues., Nov. 3, 2009, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CST
Thurs., Nov 12, 2009, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CST

Registration is Free.  After registering you will receive a confirmation email
containing information about joining the Webinar.
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Store Location & Hours
209 South Highway 77
Waxahachie, TX 75165
Phone: 972.937.8860
Fax: 972.9837.7303

Store Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8am - 6pm
Saturday: 8am - 5pm
Quick Links
Annual Feed Booking
Order Now!

It's that time of year again.  Hurry on over to Ark Country Store to sign up for your Winter Feed Booking by October 31st.  Austin and Johnny will give you the best deal and load you up.

Cattle Cubes, Cattle Creep, Cattle Starters
Halloween Costume Content

Join Ark Country Store for our annual Halloween Costume Contest!  Refreshments & prizes!  Pets in costume will receive a free treat!

Costume awards to the top three in the following categories.  Children under 5, Children 5-10, and Pets.

Saturday, October 31st at 2pm!
Nutrition of the Aging Horse

Monday Night Live, October 26
7:00 P.M Central
The Gold Finches are Coming!

Do you have your fresh finch feed ready to go?  Now is the time to buy fresh feed and clean out or replace your finch feeders.

Look for them to star arriving in early November.

Helpful Hint:  Attached a yellow ribbon on the feeder.  This will attract the new arrivals.
Winterize Your Rabbit

Ark Country Store's Website has many articles covering your pet, show and ranch animals. 

Click here to read the latest on preparing your rabbits for winter.
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