Ark 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|
The 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
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!
- 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
This holiday season, give the gift of Pond Boss Magazine to family and friends!
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