Although April showers may not have brought the rain we’ve been hoping for, you can still find your May flowers at your local Russell Feed & Supply. New flowers will continue to arrive throughout the month, and our wave petunia baskets always make a fantastic Mother’s Day gift. On that note I would like to wish all the mothers out there a very Happy Mother’s Day, especially to my wife Teresa. You are an amazing mother to our daughters, my best friend, and truly a saint.
Join us this year at the Buffalo Boogie on May 10 at 7am. You can walk or run the 1 mile or 5K course, and individuals, groups, families, baby strollers, and dogs are all welcome. There will be country music, activities for children, bandanas for your furry friends, food, and fun for everyone. The event benefits the Friends of Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge. You can learn more about the event HERE.
Russell Feed & Supply is excited to sponsor the Happy Tails Ice Cream Social once again this year on May 17 from 2pm-4pm at the Trinity Park Pavilion. Bring your family and pets, and enjoy ice cream for people and dogs, a pet costume contest, pet-friendly games, prizes, food, and more. This event is the spring fundraiser for the Don’t Forget to Feed Me pet food pantry, an organization very dear to us. With the help of our customers and vendors, we recently donated 8,500 pounds of dog food to the organization, and I would like to sincerely thank you all for making this possible. Your generosity, kindness, and support have allowed so many individuals and families in our area to keep their pets during financial hardship, and I cannot thank you enough. To learn more about the DF2FM organization and ice cream social, click HERE.
As I write this we still have a rain shortfall of over 6.5” for the year. I was hoping for a significant rain event this spring, but it looks like we’ll just have to wait. On the positive side of things, we do have enough moisture for the first cutting of Coastal Bermuda, which should be harvested around the first of June. With a bit of luck, maybe we can get some summer rains to fill up the area lakes and make for lots of hay. Keep your fingers crossed!
The 3 string products out of Arizona continue to be a challenge. The demand for these products has increased, and the availability of trucks has decreased. If California hay producers can get some rain and start growing again, it would definitely help the struggle.
That being said, we’re still good on 3 string Coastal Bermuda and alfalfa, and we have plenty of 2 string Coastal Bermuda in stock. Our 2 string alfalfa grower has promised me some alfalfa inventory in Mid-May, let’s hope so.
See you around the barn,