Ark Country Store Newsletter
December 2009

The holiday time is upon us and folks are busy shopping for that special someone or family member.  Ark Country Store has great items sure to please those on both your naughty and nice list this year! 

We have a great new selection of knives including Case, Gerber, Puma, Kershaw, Buck, Moore Maker and Montana Silversmith.  Our Bling Halters are 40% OFF!  Great items for your last minute shopping. 

Toys are 25% off through December 31, 2009 and Bling belts are $49.95.  All purses 35% off.  Stop by to visit and see our selection.

December coupons are attached to this newsletter.  Bring the coupons into the store to take advantage of this deals.  They include:
  • Exclusive C&R Large Breed Adult- 30% OFF while supplies last
  • Strategy Horse - Buy 6 bags get 1 free bag
  • 20% off horse winter blankets, including zebra blankets and multi-color blankets
Ark Country Store wishes everyone a blessed Christmas and Holiday Season, and a Happy New Year. 

Candice Jones
Store Manager
Holiday Hours
Please note our holiday hours in December and early January. 

December 24 - 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
December 25 - Closed  Merry Christmas

December 31 - 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
January 1, 2010 - Closed  Happy New Year
January 2, 2010 - 8:00 am - 5:00 am
hayPreserve Nutrients in Hay

Proper storage of hay between harvest and feeding is critical for preserving nutrients in the hay and assuring that you have high quality hay to feed your cattle when they need it most during the winter months.  The nutrient requirements of cattle are more likely to be met with quality hay that is well stored, according to Mark L. Wahlberg, Extension Animal Scientist, Virginia Tech.

Small square bales, weighing from 40 to 70 pounds, should normally be stored in a barn or other structure with a roof to minimize dry matter losses.  Due to the size, shape, and weight of large round bales, storage options are often limited and these may be stored outside.

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mulchMaster Gardner Tips
Winterizing your Landscape

Living in Texas, you never know what to expect from Mother Nature.  Being prepared for our extreme weather is the best solution!

One simple thing you can do for your landscape plants is to provide a 2 to 3 inch layer of mulch.  Mulching is beneficial year round but during the colder periods it provides a layer of insulation for the roots. Secondly, water your landscape well before a cold spell.  A drought stressed plant is more susceptible to freeze damage.  Thirdly, for more tender plants, purchase frost cloth for extra protection.  Remember that many frost tender plants can be damaged even when the temperatures are in the high 30's.  Frost cloth is a fabric which adds 3 to 4 degrees of warmth.  Cover the plant completely allowing the edges to come all the way to the ground.

This is also a great time to start planning changes or addition to your landscape in preparation for the spring and summer.

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209 South Highway 77
Waxahachie, TX 75165
Phone: 972.937.8860
Fax: 972.9837.7303

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Monday-Friday: 8am - 6pm
Saturday: 8am - 5pm
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Plan Now for Winter Feeding

Now is the time to plan your beef herd winter feeding program.  Fine-tuning winter feeding management helps optimize performance, but it is also essential for good animal husbandry, according to livestock nutrition and animal health experts with north Carolina State university (nCSu).
Cattle Tips

Here are some general cow-calf management reminders for the fall season.  This information has been adapted from the "Beef Cow Herd Calendar"1 developed by the Oklahoma State University Cooperative extension Services.

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Horse winter blankets
including zebra blankets and multi-color blankets
Discount honored with coupon

Offer Expires: December 31, 2009 or while supplies last
Save 30%
Purina Exclusive
Exclusive Dog Food
Chicken & Rice Large Breed Adult.

Offer Expires: December 31, 2009 or while supplies last. 
Buy 6 bags, get 1 bag Free
Strategy Horse Feed, 50 lb bags

Offer Expires: December 31, 2009 or while supplies last