Archive for August 4th, 2016

August :: Featured Item of the Week

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Every week in August, we highlight one of our favorite products at Eagle Hardware Farm and Ranch!  Each featured product is something you may need as we all prepare for hunting season, it may be a new product we are carrying, an item that is on sale, or it just may be a product we think you plain just need to know about!

Here are our Featured Items of the Week for August:

August 1 - AntlerMax 20 - This week’s Featured Item of the Week has to be one of the best wood preservatives on the market.  If you have a new fence, outdoor furniture, siding or a deck, Redi-Seal is used by the homeowner and professional alike.  Stop by and let us show you a sample and the available color options.

August 8 - Clay Targets - Before you know it, the sound of opening dove season will be upon us.  The birds will fly and so will the empty shells.  The question is, will the only thing that falls to the ground be that empty shell or will a dove destined for the dinner plate accompany it?  How good of a shot are you? Ready?  This week’s Featured Item of the Week will help.  Stop by today, you will not find a better price on the White Flyer anywhere. Promise.  See you soon.

August 15 - Fall Wildlife Mix - With the mark of the calendar triggering the sale of Texas Hunting and Fishing licenses, for many it begins the mad dash to ready the deer leases and prep everything for the opening of deer season.  It also is the perfect time to prep the food plots.  This week’s Featured Item of the Week is a yearly mainstay at Eagle.  The Fall Wildlife Mix blends the perfect balance of grasses, legumes and peas that is sure to stop each deer for a tasty nibble.  Stop by this week and let us show you pictures of the success our customers have had with the product in the past.  See you soon!

August 22 - HB Time Release Feeder - Many believe HB Hunting Products are makers of some of the finest deer feeders and blinds around.  With their new HB Time Release now on the market and available to purchase, the challenge for Eagle is to keep enough in stock. Available in 400lb., 700lb. and 1000lb. These new feeders are designed and built where they will last for years, varmint (of any sorts) proof and perfect for corn or protein distribution.  Stop by soon and see this week’s Featured Item of the Week.  See you soon!

August 29 - Water Sprinkler - Summer is here and it is hot and dry.  Unfortunately the grass and plants in your lawn don’t stop their constant thirst for water.  This week’s Featured Item of the Week makes watering easy peasy.  Just lay out the water hose as the path you’d like to water and turn the water on.  The sprinkler does the rest.  It’s creative design allows the sprinkler to follow your outlined path and waters only where you want.  Been around for years, these “lawn tractors” are great to have!  Stop by soon and let us show you one!  See you then!

Advice from an Aggie : I’ll do my part, you do your’s.

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

aggie blog pic 2015 170x300 Advice from an Aggie : I’ll do my part, you do your’s.There are probably a whole host of words that we could do without hearing, “take a number, we’ll be with you shortly” or “Please be advised our menu options have changed…” or “All of our customer service agents are busy with other callers…” or “Due to severe weather in the area, the game has been delayed.”  Even as I amuse myself with my list, I know I have struck a chord with you.  If you have not come up with a few of your own, you must now admit you are in the minority.

Recently I heard a few words that I have not heard often in my life but when I have, it hasn’t been pretty.  This week hasn’t been pretty.  It started off as a little scratchy throat, then a cough and then, boom, my voice was gone.  Poof!!!!! Just like that, the booming handsome Shawn Risinger radio talk show host voice was silenced.   There wasn’t even a squeak.  It was just a mumbled mish mash of whispered words.  Horrible to hear and even more horrible to deal with when the waterline out front was severed and you needed my help in telling you how to fix it (Sorry Kelly)!  But oh the exhausting, draining, miserable feeling at the end of a day like that.  My allergies were kicking my booty and I desperately needed drugs, a pill, a shot, a something to sooth my misery.  And then I heard those words, “It just needs to run it’s course.”  What? Huh? Nothing? Nada? Walk away empty handed? No trip to CVS? AHHHHHH! Run its course my hinny. Something, give me something. But I got nothing.  But even this evening as my allergies “run it’s course”, I’m not so much thinking about my cough as I am about the men and women who serve to protect us day in and day out.

Here’s what I’m talking about.  See, it is easy to get caught up in the “I don’t feel well today. What can you do to make me feel better?” attitude of life.  It’s the kind of selfishness we sometimes are good at exuding.  Then something crazy happens and our priorities are reshuffled.  9-11, Columbine, Sandy Hook, the nightclub in Orlando, the killing of the police officers in Dallas, Bosier City, and on and on the list goes. STOP before you think I’m going to say something about gun control this and political party that, I am not.  I have no desire to influence you one way or the other.  Most of you have your mind pretty much made up on matters as such.  But what I do want to harp on is this, how come we have to wait for something tragic to happen before we appreciate others?  Others as in family, friends, neighbors, police officers, firefighters, etc?  These men and women matter all the time!  They are out there serving you and me and poot!, we should not have to wait on something tragic to happen before we express our appreciation.

I have so enjoyed the words and stories of strangers walking up to policemen and praying for them, buying them lunch, and offering words of encouragement.  YAY but can you do something for me? NO, for them?  In several weeks with the news has died down some, can you still do that?  Can you still offer them words of encouragement, lunch, prayers and the like?  I think they would appreciate it.

So that is your task this month.  Please find a way to express your appreciation to someone who is protecting you even as you may not know their name.  Job? Nope, I don’t think protecting the public in any capacity is just a job.  I firmly believe it is a calling!

I’ll do my part, you do your’s.

Thank you to all who serve!