Sunday, February 07, 2010

A trip to Orscheln

Since Cliff and I were in Higginsville anyway, we went to Orscheln.  There's a bigger, bettter Orscheln store at Richmond, across the river.  But that isn't where we found ourselves, so we shopped the crowded aisles of the one that was handy.
These farm-and-home type stores fascinate both of us; we just split up and find something to suit our own interests.  












We parked beside this truck.  The dog wasn't tied in there.  When I got out of our pickup, she got as close as she possibly could, wagging her tail.  So I patted her on the head and told her she was a good dog.  She smiled and stayed in the truck bed.








Can spring be far behind?  In a month or so, they'll have baby chicks in stock, too.










Garden seeds!  There IS hope!





I told you the store was crowded.  In this area, you can get food for whatever animal you own.  We get sweet feed for horses to feed Bonnie-the-Jersey-cow.  It's cheap, and she loves it; I'm not feeding for production.  



At the price of five for a dollar; I picked out ten packets.  Those others I showed you earlier were $1.59 a package.  Of course, there are more seeds in those, but I get these cheap ones to play with in early spring.



I've always wanted a Purple Martin house; these were on sale, so I got one.  I'll still need to buy a pole.






This metal bench was $99; I sat on it to rest my knees and decided I really, really wanted it.  After all, the pickup was sitting out there; all we had to do was load it up and take it home. 








After some thought, though, I realized we really didn't need it, and sadly, we left it behind.





Cliff tried on a coat from the clearance rack, but it didn't fit him.


I'm playing with the new Blogger format here, so forgive me if the pictures look all helter-skelter on the page.  The first time I posted the entry, there were big spaces between pictures and it was a total mess; we'll see what happens this time.  I won't blame Blogger, though; I'm just too lazy to read the directions.  I'd probably do better going back to the old way, with all the pictures in the middle and the words beneath them.

6 comments:

m.v. said...

It looks fine. To make it look more like one piece either make pictures smaller or write more text :-)

Sonya said...

I've had to switch to explorer this morning b/c firefox is allowing pop ups. Like to never found a way to comment b/c I have security so tight on explorer. Some virus or something.
Looks like you all had a good shopping day out. We did too yesterday.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

That does look like a fun place to browse around in. I got several of those 5 for a $1 seed packets just a few days ago. I always stick a pack in my valentines that I send out. On the new format I've found that If I add my pictures first then my text I can drag the pictures down to where I want them. If I add anything new after that the text goes haywire. I always copy and paste my text into blogger after doing the pictures. It seems to work that way. Maybe that will help you.

Sayit-baldys said...

AFTER HAVING HAD A GARDEN EACH YEAR FOR MORE THAN FIFTY YEARS, THEN RETIRING AND MOVING INTO THE ROYAL GORGE MANOR IN CANON CITY, MUST BE AT LEAST SIXTY TWO YEARS OLD TO MOVE IN.

SPRINGTIME CAME AND WHEN IN THE 'FARM STORE' SORT OF DRIFTED BACK, GOT TO THE CHECKOUT COUNTER WITH A DOZEN PACKETS OF GARDEN SEED. KEPT THEM ANYWAY. sam

Flat Creek Farm said...

One of my favorite stores... Orscheln. I bought a purple martin house yesterday there on sale also, and a telescoping pole (also on sale till 2-14 i think - highly recommended, & the sleeve as well). I've not had any luck in coaxing the martins for the past two years that I've had my original PM house in the front yard (same style & pole). Anyway, this one goes over by the pond, which I can still see from the house. I'd love to see at least one of those houses full up this year! Good luck - keep me posted on your PM luring. I've tried so many silly things - that's a future blog post in itself, for sure :) -Tammy

diane conklin said...

I love your story and photos! Thanks for shopping with us, we appreciate it! Diane, Orscheln Farm and Home