Today, I want to take you all on a trip to our local feed store, Longhorn. Here at Broadturn, we love the
Metcalf's and all they bring to our community. We see farm neighbors, customers and friends at the feed store. And always, we find a few treasures.
A trip to the feed store is an easy sell for a child whose preference is usually to stay at the farm whenever given the choice to accompany one of us on an errand run. I admit to occasionally dragging a patient cat along in the car as a bribe when the feed store is not a stop on our list as an alternative to leaving a 4 year old home alone.
Most importantly, the feed store is a celebration of our local economy. Keeping farmland in active, commercial production, encouraging a gardener, bolstering the possibility of backyard chickens in urban and suburban areas, and facilitating the resurgence of homesteading are all possible with a strong feed store in the community. In turn, our feed store relies on our work, our purchases, our success. This is the essence of a true partnership within a vibrant community.
Do you need a half a dozen pullets to replenish your laying flock?
Looking for some local eggs, butter and syrup? Do you make beautiful, wooden, handcrafted chicken crates and want a place to sell them?
Longhorn's selection is varied, eclectic and always
worth a visit.
Rob, CeCe, Bev, Jared and the gang are always available to answer questions and help you source a product.
Make a day of hiking the trails here at Broadturn Farm this week during April vacation, park on the circle and find the trailhead for the loop trail right behind the outhouses. Then, enjoy your picnic at the farm before you head over to check out all there is to see at Longhorn. I hear there is a deal on baby guinea pigs this week!
Blessings on the meal-