Depending on the weather, February is the start of our busy season! Texas winter rains and early warm ups are a sure blessing for our much dependent lawn and garden business.

February also marks my 38th year in the feed business. February 3rd 1975, (to be exact) while taking Vocational Ag at Haltom High School, Gary Smith, my Ag teacher told me to “go get that feed store job”  he knew was available. It was then that I went to work for Pete and Connie Ruthardt. It’s still hard for me to believe how it all happened. Needless to say, I have been very blessed.

I have lost a couple of good friends and customers this month. Mac McCowen, a former Fort Worth policeman and his wife Carolyn are longhorn breeders. He was a dear friend to Teresa and I as well the Russell Feed staff. Recently Teresa and I had lunch & a movie with Mac & Carolyn,  the four of us saw Argo.  Going to the movies will always reminds me of Mac. Happy trails, my friend.

Mary Williams also recently passed. Mary and her husband Herb owned and operated Williams’s Western Tailors on 28th street for many years. Good folks and always a pleasure to be around. Mary loved to play bingo.  She will be missed.

On a ligther note, stop by and visit us our booth February 8-10 at the Fort Worth Lawn & Garden Show at the Fort Worth Convention Center.  We would love to say “hi” and talk to you about planning your garden and working on your lawn.

Join us February 19th for our 2013 Cattle Mineral Seminar.  We’ll be joined by the good folks from Purina Mills.  We are hosting the meeting at Russell Hall, located at 5710 Jacksboro Hwy, Fort Worth.

As a small token of my appreciation of 38 years and you taking the time to read my blog, please accept the following coupon for 10% off your entire purchase. Download your coupon here.

Hay Report:

We have plenty of all varieties, except 2 string Alfalfa.

Thanks again for everyone’s support.

See you around the barn,










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