Ark Country Store Newsletter
September 2010


A BIG thank you for attending our Wildlife Expo.  Around 350 folks dropped by for dinner, mingled with our vendors, listened to our speakers and won some terrific prizes.  Thanks to our speakers, Mr. Bob Lusk, Pond Boss Magazine, Dr. Scott Hohensee and Gene Naquin with Purina and to the Midlothian FFA who served dinner.  We hope everyone had a good time, and took advantage of the show offers.  You can check out the photo's from the event on our Facebook page

We've pulled together several resources on Deer feeding in our library, including articles and video's.  Read more about it below and click to read the articles and view videos on our website. 

Next up is our Pink 50 event, "The Power of Pink".  Read below about the unique ways Ark Country Store and Purina Mills are supporting Breast Cancer awareness in our community during October. 

That's not all!  October is a busy month at Ark Country Store. We have our Anniversary Sale, Ladies Night Out and our Halloween Saturday, all going on in October at Ark Country Store. 

Do you think your animal, pet, farm or ranch should be in pictures?  Check out our contest to find pictures to use on our website!

Thanks all!

Candice Jones

Store Manager
The Power of Pink

Ark Country Store and Purina are thinking pink this fall as they gear up for their first ever Pink 50 Campaign, an effort to unite animal lovers everywhere and raise awareness and support for breast cancer research. You'll find the top selling Purina feeds, Equine Senior, Strategy, Omolene 200, Rabbit Chow, Layena and Goat Chow in pink feed sacks this month. Purina will donate part of the proceeds for every bag sold in the month of October to Breast Cancer Research.

Ark Country Store is during our part to support breast cancer research with the "Power of Pink".  During the month of October, Ark Country Store will make a donation on each bag of Purina Pink feed we sell. 
That's not all!  We'll also donate up to a dollar on ANY pink item in store, including Infinia Bison and Sweet Potato and Exclusive Cat Food.  Look for many pink items in our store and support breast cancer awareness in October.   

All donations raised from our pink items will go towards the Dinah Weable fund, which supports mammograms for women in Ellis Country. 

Saturday, October 16th from 10am to 2pm will be our "Pink Out" day at Ark Country Store.  You can support breast cancer awareness by participating in any of these events:

  • Purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to Cowboy Cooker, proceeds will go towards the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Tickets are $10 each and available for purchase in our store.
  • Purchase a plastic pink egg for $1 and see what your discount percentage is off all items in the store that day.  (excludes feed and hay purchases). 
  • Enter our Pink Egg breaking content for $1.  The winner will win a $50 store gift certificate. 
Proceeds and donations from the Pink Egg events will go to support the Dinah Weable fund. 

Are you tough enough to wear pink?  Get your pink on and come support Ark Country Store and breast cancer research! 

Ark Country Store Anniversary Sale

We were busy getting ready for the Wildlife Expo in August that we decided to move our anniversary sale out to October!  Stop in the week of Oct 11-16th and help us celebrate our third anniversary in this location. 

Items on Sale during our Anniversary Week: 

$25-$50 off on cow hides
50% off all pots on the porch
30% off all lawn and garden tools
25% off all saddle pads and cinches
20% off all Montana Jewelry
25% off select pet shampoos
40% off select bits
20% off all wall art
30% off all spotlights
Discount rack on head stalls and breast collars

Ladies Night Out!

It's that time again!  Drop by Ark Country Store on Thursday, October 14, 2010 from 6:00 pm - 8:00pm for Ladies Night Out! 

Pull together your wish list for the holidays, shop our anniversary sale, mingle with friends and enjoy wine and appetizers while you shop. 

You'll find a items for everyone on your list.  For the Guys we have hunting items, Chippewa Boots, Mojo Doves, Nikon Optics, Primos, Game Guard clothing, Case Knives, MooreMaker Knives and many more items. 

Ladies can choose from Montana Silversmith jewelry, Elk Creek jewelry, handmade jewelry, Triple Creek home decor items, Home Max dishes, mirrors, pottery and much more. 

You'll even find items for the little buckaroos. 

Best of all you'll receive a 20% discount on purchases that evening and on your wish list items.  Fill out the wish list and leave it in the store with us.  We'll have it ready for your significant other, friends or relatives when they come to shop! 

Note:  Anniversary Sales items are not included in the 20% discount. 
Deer Feeding Resources
Our store is stocked with many of the items you saw at the Wildlife Expo a few weeks ago.  Chippewa Boots, Mojo Doves, Nikon Optics, Primos, GameGuard and Big Game are just some of the brands and items you'll find the store. 

We've pulled together some resources on deer management, feeding programs, body condition scores and more.  Check out our library of articles and videos. 

Body Condition Scores for Deer

Top 5 Things to Know About Feeding Deer & Elk

Deer Feeding Programs

Deer and Feeds for Other Animals

Feeding and Management of Deer

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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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Upcoming Events

Purina Pink 50

Anniversary Sale
Oct. 11-16

Ladies Night Out
October 14

Power of Pink Saturday
October 16

Halloween Contest
October 30

Cattle Owners Workshop

Look for additional webinars and animal nutrition seminars throughout the year!

Windy Hill Stables

Located less than 5 miles from downtown Waxahachie, Windy Hill Stables provides long and short term boarding for your horse. 

25% off First Month's Board!

Heading out on vacation or traveling with your horse and need a layover spot?  Let Windy Hill Stables care for your horse.    

We keep cattle on hand to practice for cattle related events. We also provide hosting clinics, team penning, sorting, roping and jackpot barrels.

Arena and concession stand are available for event leasing.

Contact Carol Horton, stable manager,  210-274-5945 (cell) or

Windy Hill Stables

Photo Contest!

Do you think your pets, cattle or horses deserve to be in pictures? 

Well, send us your best shot!  We're looking to update our website and your photo could be used!

Enter your photo today!  We'll announce the winning photo's in December.  


Halloween costumes for your pets have arrived!  Get your pet ready for Halloween and bring them and the  kiddo's by the store on Saturday, October 30th! 

We'll take pictures and hand out treats for all the ghosts and goblins! 

Saturday, October 30
10am - 2pm

Horse Nutrition Tip

The most important factor for determining the quality of hay for your horse is the maturity of the plant at time of harvest. Young, leafy, immature plants contain more protein, energy and minerals than older plants. As a plant matures, it contains more indigestible fiber (lignin), therefore is less digestible for the horse, as well as containing less protein, energy and minerals. To ensure high quality hay, plants should be harvested at the proper stage of maturity, for instance, timothy should be cut in the pre-bloom or early-bloom stages for the highest nutrient content.