Archive for September 29th, 2014

Wrap Up for Winter

Monday, September 29th, 2014

pipe insulation oct 14 300x225 Wrap Up for WinterWhether one reads and puts much trust in the Farmer’s Almanac or not, this year they were “spot on” in forecasting a milder summer.  With that said, the same almanac is forecasting a colder wetter Winter.  Yay, maybe.  Regardless, winter is fast approaching.  Christmas is less than 90 days away (Just had to throw that in).  Colder weather means proper readiness around the house and barn will be essential to preventing those water mishaps.  Freezing temperatures and water in unprotected pipes is never a good mix.  Therefore Eagle Hardware always stocks plenty of supplies to prevent those frozen pipes and thawing leaks.

The best way to get ready is to take a look around your property.  Look for any exposed water lines and pipes.  A simple six foot stick of pipe insulation and a little duct tape goes a long way.  Make sure all pipes are covered and wrap.  Always disconnect water hoses and cover faucets with a simple faucet cover.  Pay close attention to water lines on the north side for they, typically, freeze first.  Turn the water off to buildings and supply lines not used during the winter weeks and drain. Finally, in the event of electrical outage or heat loss, open the cabinet doors under sinks allow as much heat under the cabinets as possible.

Simple helps and tips that can make all the difference in the world.  With proper pipe insulation and a little preparedness, life is much more pleasant.  Stop by today and let us help you get ready for the cold, it’s on its way.

Tips for Placing Your Deer Blinds

Monday, September 29th, 2014

deer blind oct 14 e1412029320137 225x300 Tips for Placing Your Deer BlindsIf you have not yet found your deer blind, you do not have to look far this year.  Eagle Hardware proudly sells HB Hunting Products, Texas Hunting Products, and the Dillion Blinds.  Each one is unique in its design and affordability.  From ground placement, to a five foot vantage, to a 10 foot line of sight, each deer blind offers options to get your blind in a perfect position to see the game you seek.  As the days grow shorter and deer become more habitual hitting the feeders, now is the time to get your blind in place.  Deer need to get used to your blind’s location and let it become the norm seeing it day after day.  Wait too long to get your blind in place and one runs the risk of keeping deer away for your selected sight.

Here are some tips to remember when placing your deer blind.

• You want your blind to disappear into the surroundings.

• Lace up your boots and start scouting, walk the property looking for trail intersections, ridges, bottlenecks and funnels, as well as food sources and protective cover for bedding.

• Don’t restrict yourself by focusing strictly on field edges, which can limit you to a very small window of opportunity, especially after the first few weeks of bow season.

• Before determining your placement decide what you will be shooting a bow or rifle. There are very important differences between the two, an archery site requires a clear shot of between 20-40 yards, while a rifle site requires greater distance, and needs to focus more on maximizing visibility up to 400 yards.

• Place your blind or stand along cut lines, near watering holes, heavily used trails, and clear cuts. If setting on field edges corners and hidden bays are your best option.

• Set a blind or stand in position at least 1 week prior to hunting. Always consider the time of day you plan to hunt as well as the prevailing wind (scent can really throw off your game).

• Tree stands should be placed 16-20 ft in a tree, this height will carry scent away and keep you out of games line of sight, without creating difficult shot angles caused by to high of placement.

Following these tips can help to ensure that you spot deer all season long- and don’t forget if your are disappointed in the game you are seeing relocate- but for best results be sure to scout the area properly first.  Good Luck!

October 27 : Featured Item of the Week

Monday, September 29th, 2014

The Eagle Hardware Featured Item of the Week for October 27 is:

foam pipe insulation oct 14 e1412018501290 225x300 October 27 : Featured Item of the WeekPipe Insulation –  The Farmer’s Almanac predicted a cooler summer and, guess what?  It was right.  Know what else it says?  The winter is to be colder and wetter! Start thinking now about getting those pipes wrapped.  Eagle Hardware sells all you need to prepare for those freezing temperatures.  Stop by today and let us show you how.

 

October 20 : Featured Item of the Week

Monday, September 29th, 2014

The Eagle Hardware Featured Item of the Week for October 20 is:

big game butter 14 300x225 October 20 : Featured Item of the WeekBig Game Butter – If you’re looking for a deer attractant that works, Eagle Hardware Farm and Ranch proudly sells Big Game Butter.  Big Game Butter is a quick drawing, peanut based, wild game attractant. It is high in protein (22%) and fat (44%), providing excellent supplemental nutrition, and it is also rain and mold resistant. Deer love the taste and smell of Big Game Butter, and once they find it, they keep coming back for more.  Stop by and let us let you take a smell.