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WINTER FARM PREP: CHECK OUTDOOR LIGHTING
January 15, 2020
Although we're nearly through Daylight Savings Time, it's never a bad idea to check your outdoor lights (on the house, on the barn, on the garage)!
First and foremost, make sure all lights are functioning and change bulbs as necessary. It's a good idea to take a look at the wiring as well, to avoid any potential fires from rat-chewed or frayed wires. Have your electrician to go over and repair any questionable lights or wires.
As always, stay safe when working with electricity in any capacity!
WINTER FARM PREP: EQUIPMENT TUNE UP
January 10, 2020
Even when not in use during the winter, your farm equipment still needs a tune up.
That means it's the perfect time to change the oil, check the belts, repair any broken parts, and make sure everything is ready for the busy spring season!
WINTER FARM PREP: BLANKET WASHING
January 5, 2020
If you're cold, they're cold!
Despite the saying, horses are much more prepared to face the winter elements than us humans thanks to those fluffy winter coats. However some horses need a little more help staying warm and properly utilizing their energy from hay and grain - that's where blankets come in handy.
Here in the Lowcountry, we know that winter means an increase in these chilly, rainy days that can wreak havoc on our horses' blankets. It's important to remember that blankets collect and hold dirt and grime and should be routinely cleaned to prevent any skin issues for your horse.
There are many ways to clean your horses' blankets such as pressure washing the dirt away at your own home. Another option is taking the blankets to your local professional who can not only breathe life into a dirty blanket again, but also repair any damage from last season or re-waterproof!
However you decide to do it, remember to make sure your blankets are in tip top shape and clean for happy, healthy, and warm ponies!
WINTER FARM PREP: WATER CHECK
January 1, 2020
Start your new year right with some winter tips!
Winter brings a whole new set of challenges for farm owners and caretakers. Making sure you can provide fresh, clean water for your animals is always a priority.
Prior to any frosts or freezes, check all your exposed pipes to replace any compromised pieces to minimize breaks. If the temperature drops below freezing, remember to drip outside faucets to keep the water moving and avoid freezes (and pipe bursts!).
And as always, make sure your critters have access to clean drinkable (and not frozen) water! Happy winter riding!
3 FIRE SAFETY TIPS FOR FIRE PREVENTION MONTH
October 1, 2019
Barn fires are the farm owners worst nightmare. Barn fires risk the loss of human life, animal life, valuable equipment or the building structure itself.
The majority of all barn fires are the result of a lack of fire safety knowledge. This guide can help you identify potential fire hazards around the farm and take action to prevent them.
1. Store highly flammable or combustible materials away from machinery or near any type of electrical or heat source.
Highly flammable materials may include:
Hay and straw
Bedding material (especially sawdust and shredded newspaper)
Cobwebs or dust
Pesticides and herbicides
2. Store accelerants in approved containers. List and label them properly.
Common accelerants include:
3. Organize and manage fire safety habits in your day to day work in the barn.
Hang No-Smoking signs at all exterior entrances
Sweep aisles clean of hay and bedding
Keep hay and bedding away from any electrical source
Dust often to remove cobwebs
Keep weeds, twigs, and other trash outside the barn
Pile manure should at least 20 feet away from the barn
Keep ventilation sources unblocked
Store an emergency kit including a fire hose, extinguisher and water buckets in a safe place
Practice fire drills and create an emergency plan in case a real fire should occur
Take some time during Fire Prevention Month to create a fire safety plan.
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OVERSTOCK SALE: TIMOTHY/ORCHARD HAY
Well y'all, we ordered too much hay.
We are selling pre-palletized hay for $12.00/bale to help clear out our warehouse! We've got about 50 pallets of beautifully green horse quality Timothy/Orchard hay, all ready to be loaded in your truck and fed to your herd.
Loose bales are $14.00/bale.
DEAL OF THE WEEK
We hope you're loving Buckeye Nutrition as much as we are! If you haven't already tried a bag of their feed, now is the perfect chance: buy 2 bags of Buckeye feed and get 1 FREE!
BUCKEYE NUTRITION MEET & GREEN
We would love to invite everyone to our Buckeye Nutrition Meet & Greet, happening TOMORROW 3/15/19 from 11:00am - 2:00pm. Come learn more about your equine best friend's nutrition needs and have some snacks with us! Louise Palmer of Buckeye will be joining us.
*Light snacks and beverages will be provided.
PROUDLY INTRODUCING: BUCKEYE FEED
Spring has sprung!
Which means it's time for us to start bringing our customers some great new things! After doing our diligent research, we noticed that we have such a diverse group of equestrians in our community and the feed options ALMOST match. The only one missing was Buckeye. We recently received our first shipment of their feeds and are very excited to be the first Buckeye dealer in the tri-county area.
Come see us today and let us help you decide if switching to Buckeye feeds is the right option for your horse!
NEW YEARS SALES: WEAVER
Happy New Years! We've had the winter to plan on some amazing sales in our feed store to bring in 2019 right: like our WEAVER Tack Closeout Sale!
This means that all western tack and accessories have been marked down as low as possible so you can get the best deal we can give! From saddle accessories to bits to halter and lead ropes - all of our Western tack is included.
2019 is going to bring some amazing deals and new products, and we can't wait to bring you more of the best products and fertilizers this year!
Have you heard about our Seminole Feed delivery deal? Early 2018, we decided to make life a little easier for our customers by offering free delivery for barns our area. We also have tiered discounts on bulk feed purchases! To qualify for delivery, you must purchase 20 or more bags of feed.
For more information on the specific discounts and delivery information, please call our store at (843) 737-0703
We can't wait to delivery to your farm!
FALL WASTE PESTICIDE COLLECTION
October 19, 2018
It's that time of year again where we host the South Carolina Department of Agriculture's Fall Waste Pesticide Collection. This event gives homeowners and business owners the opportunity to properly and safely dispose of unwanted chemicals.
This event will be held at our store on November 14, 2018 from 9:00am - 3:00pm.
Please see the press release from the SCDA:
"The South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) is offering South Carolina residents the opportunity to safely dispose of outdated, unusable or unwanted pesticides.
The Pesticide and chemical program is open to all private, commercial and non-commercial pesticide applicators in the state, as well as homeowkers. SCDA staff will be on site to monitor pesticide collection and disposal and will have final authority on acceptance of products.
Chemical and pesticide quantities accepted will be limited to 2500 pounds of solid and 300 gallons of liquid at no charge.
Pesticide products accepted include herbicides, insecticides, nematicides, fungicides and similar products used in agricultural production or around the home.
Rinsate will not be accepted.
Fertilizer will not be accepted unless it is combined or co-packed with a pesticide such as weed and feed.
No compressed gas cylinders (metal cylinder with a valve) or empty pesticide containers will be collected.
Collection events may be cancelled due to inclement weather and will be posted on SCDA's website (www.agriculture.sc.gove). Possible makeup dates will be announced at a later date."
If you find that you have any specific questions, please don't hesitate to give us a call at the store or call John Stokes at 803-737-9696.
We'll see y'all on November 14th!