News from Ark Country Store                                                                                   December 2011

The store is decorated and we are ready to say goodbye to 2011 and usher in 2012!  Everyone at Ark Country Store would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Speaking of holidays,we'll have special hours to honor the holidays.  Please note our holiday hours listed below.  


Show off your Holiday decorations. Send us pictures of your plants, gardens & holiday lights. We'll post them to our website and include one photo per month in our newsletter!  Don't forget to send up pet photos too!


We hope you and our employees enjoy the the holidays.

Thank you for your patronage.  




Candice Jones

Ark Country Store 

Holiday Hours 

holiday hoursArk Country store will close at noon on Saturday, December 24th, Christmas Eve.  We wish everyone a joyous and Merry Christmas.   


Our store will close at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 31st.  Best wishes for a Happy New Year! 

Deer and the Drought  

The drought has been hard on deer and hard on breeders and hunters. Feeding programs will make a big difference in the productivity and health of your herd.  Check out this short video for more information.


Don't forget we sell hunting and fishing licenses.  It's not too late to get your hunting license.  


We sell Antlermax, Deer Chow and Quick Draw blocks too!  Come in and stock up!

Supplemental Deer Feeding Programs
Supplemental Deer Feeding Programs


Weed Wisdom
hay coastal roundbaleThe current drought conditions have caused us to make many changes in the way we feed our animals. Purchasing hay from outside Texas may have been one of the changes you had to make.  Hay from non-native sources may carry some baggage with it on it's journey to our farms.  Weeds!  These weeds have the potential to plant roots and spread, causing a threat to our pastures now and in the future.  Read here to learn what to look for in your hay and on your land.


Exemption Registration Number

tax exempt 

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 (Ag/Timber Number).
For you to continue to claim your sales tax exemption, follow the procedures on 
their 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. 

Livestock Disaster Program Deadlines
The drought has been rough on our animals, land and pocket books.  Disaster assistance is available to eligible ranchers and livestock producers.  The USDA Farm Services Agency list of upcoming deadlines is available here.  Be sure to stay ahead of these deadlines because late filings will not be accepted. Information and links to additional information can be found on our website.
Candice's Corner:  Tips from the Master Gardener


Where did the year go? The Christmas season is here, bringing beautiful poinsettia and Christmas cactus plants. Here are some tips on keeping your holiday plants looking good and healthy!

Poinsettia Plants:

  • Need plenty of bright light
  • Keep soil moist
  • Keep away from heat vents and the fireplace
  • Stay away from cold drafts

For your landscape, keep these tips in mind..

  • Hand watering is best right now.  Only water the plants that need it.
  • Plant bulbs soon. Use Soft Rock Phosphate when planting.
  • Now is a great time to get your soil tested for spring gardens. Try the Texas Plant and Soil Lab.
  • Mid-month is time to start planting tomatoes and peppers from seed in your greenhouses.
  • It's the perfect time of year for planting woody plants like trees and shrubs. 
Give the Gift of Pond Boss Magazine this Holiday Season

Pond Boss 2011 HoidayThis holiday season, give the gift of Pond Boss Magazine to family and friends!  


Gift a full year subscription (6 issues) of Pond Boss magazine for $35 or a 2 year subscription for $66


Pond Boss Magazine is the perfect holiday gift for the fishing and pond enthusiast in your life!




Contact us
Ark Country Store is located in downtown Waxahachie.

209 South Highway 77
Waxahachie, TX 75165
Phone: 972-937-8860
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Store Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed Sunday


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Upcoming Events
December 3rd:

December 24th:
Christmas Eve
Closed at noon

December 25th:
Merry Christmas

December 31st:
New Year's Eve
Closed at 1 p.m.

December 31st:
Purina 60 Day Challenge
coupons expire!
Frequent Buyer Programs


When you buy 8 bags of Purina Infinia pet food you'll receive the next bag FREE!

Infinia group 

When you buy 6 bags of Purina Exclusive or Red Flannel pet food you'll receive the 7th bag FREE!

Exclusive group 

Quick Tip

Clean, oil and sharpen all garden tools before storing for the winter.


Do you know how to correctly measure your horse so her turnout blankets and insect or dress sheets properly fit? These helpful hints will ensure your horse is perfectly dressed in protection and style.



Pet Photos
candice's deer
Candice's Deer
Share a picture of your favorite pet with us!  Send us a photo and we'll post it on our Pet Photo Page.  Your pet might be featured in our newsletter like Cassie!  Cats, dogs, goats, chickens, horses-we love 'em all! 
Looking to buy or sell farm equipment, animals or agriculture related products?
Post your listings on our website for FREE.

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