There is much concern over dwindling hay supplies and everyone is looking for alternatives. Equipride and Equilix are great products that provide digestive improvement from their unique blend of yeast, enzymes, prebiotics, vitamins and minerals that help maintain health while reducing costs because feed is digested more efficiently. Equipride and Equilix products are available at Pine Country Feed. Mention this post and receive $5 off 25lb bucket, $10 off 50lb bag, $5 off 50 lb lick tub and $10 off 125lb lick tub. Discount good thru 11-13-11 Here are some other really great benefits for your horse:
- Improved digestion
- Up to 25% less forage needed
- Helps combat digestive colicing
- A shiny and healthy hair coat
- Stronger, faster growing hooves
- Promotes blood flow to the lamina
- Better lubricity of joints
- Strength and endurance without getting hot or high
- Increased energy, vitality and stamina
- Improved temperament and calmness
- Hard Keepers gain weight
- Bright clear eyes
- Boosts the respiratory, nervous and circulatory systems
- Helps regulate blood sugar levels
- Overall health improvement
Check out their website for more information www.sweetpro.com
If you are interested in this product for your sheep, goats or cattle… just ask - Pine Country can special order lick tubs for your specific needs.
“Let the day begin!”
What is it about us that makes us love a cowboy? Maybe it’s because we think the truth is important, and pretention a waste of energy. There is something right about the man who gets up in the morning knowing that his day will be full and his exhaustion at the end of it complete, that the people he cares about are counting on him to work the land and move the cattle despite the elements. We like that he doesn’t try to impress us with his money or his education, because our opinion doesn’t really matter to him. His goal is to look himself in the mirror every evening and know that he left everything he had on the range, and tomorrow he will get up and do it again, because it is just what he does. Not to impress anyone, but because he wants to do it. He cares about the land and the livestock and treating both of them with respect. And when the sky grows dark and the ranch rests quietly he’ll sleep in his bed, knowing he did it right for another day, and every callous was worth it.
So do you have your boots for the Rodeo yet? You know it’s this Saturday. Seriously girls! Get your feet in gear and get over to Pine Country Feed, where there are boots just right for your cowgirl feet. And while you’re at it, grab a hat for your adorable cowgirl head. Seriously!
From 1959 to 1973 America turned for their entertainment needs to a show about a widower with three grown sons, all living together on a ranch that was rumored to have taken up most of Nevada. It was Bonanza and for fourteen seasons Ben, Adam, Hoss and Little Joe Cartwright made us believe that integrity and family values were what built the west. There was some humor, quite a bit of drama, a little romance, and an abundance of diplomacy that every week seemed to remind us that family comes first and standing for justice is a full time job. Four men living together in a huge, luxurious ranch house, being looked after by a Chinese cook named Hop Sing was a perfectly logical scenario, because there was only one thing that mattered in the end, and that was the family unit. After being held hostage by stage robbers, or stampeded by a runaway herd of cattle, or wooed by designing women, the boys and their pa always found that center of gravity that brought them home, that made us all sigh and look forward to the next episode. The Cartwrights, though not typical, were the perfect because they believed in what they were – a family.
Do something today to celebrate the fresh new world just outside your window. Dig something into the dirt besides the heel of your boot and start a revolution of color and expansive thinking. Invest yourself in the sheer frivolity of flowers. Nothing for eating, no profit involved, doesn’t count as self improvement, just roots plunked into the soil and splashes of bright, cultivated joy coming out on top. Put in your favorites without a lot of thinking, and absolutely no diagrams, then add some water, and direct a bit of sun their way and wink at their soft brilliant faces whenever you pass by and see what happens. The miracle of seeds in the ground being coaxed to their beautiful splendor can do more to lift your spirits than any number of books about “being your best you”, and the fabulous part is that they aren’t really good for anything but enjoyment. Simple beauty and the wonder of floral extravagance – a garden of delights.
There’s a reason I’m a cowgirl, actually a few reasons. It’s about the horses which sometimes are more human than people, and about that relationship of trust with an animal that speaks to your soul. There’s an independence in riding and thinking and being part of the sky and the trail and knowing that you belong where it’s just a little bit wild. I like the feel of jeans that are saddle worn and boots that can haul during the day and dance after dark, and I like being part of a great sorority of women who have stood for family and hard work and knowing when to let their hair down. It does my heart good to know that I live in a country that was settled by people with spirit, men and women who valued the cost of freedom and who believed in making their own way. Cowgirls are so much more than the blingy belts and the sassy hats and the jeans that are made for curves, but all those things say that we are who we are and we’re proud of it. Give me my horse and my home, and a man who can keep up with my dreams, and I’ve pretty much got heaven on earth.
Walk down the street and have the bank president come running out to tell you hello. Bring home an Aspen tree from the nursery and have two neighbors and the guy at the stop light tell you the best way to plant it. Take your dog along when you cash a check at the drive up at the bank, and find a milk bone in the money tube when it comes back. When you stop into your favorite coffee shop find the barista standing behind the counter with your favorite drink freshly made and waiting for you. It’s called living in the mountains, where we do business with our friends and our neighbors become family, and if the snow on your drive is over a foot high you’ll have a line of people waiting to help you dig out. We might need our coats and boots in May, but we may be out in shirtsleeves in mid-December, because once in a while we have those “just like spring” days just before Christmas. We love living here, and we love the other people who love living here, because people who make their lives in the mountains have found a place they call home and it’s a home we are all privileged to share.
So you’re wondering why in a world where speed and riches are everything I would choose to be a cowboy. Why would I choose to work until I’m blistered and bruised and covered with dirt, and what is it about me that makes me think it’s okay to wear jeans for my work clothes and jeans for my church clothes and jeans when I take my best girl to dinner. You wanna know why a guy like me, with a Masters Degree in Business, would spend long nights in the barn during calving season, and longer days in the winter getting hay to the herd on the upper forty, and why I would rather shake hands with a man whose palms are worn by the reins of a horse than one who has a cell phone attached to his ear. You can’t figure what makes someone like me tear up when I see a soldier salute the flag and why I think of a summer afternoon on the porch as paradise, why I wouldn’t think of leaving the house without my hat. The answer is a simple one, but it’s the only explanation I can think of. Truth is … I was born this way.
It is spring, the season of chicks and ducks in infant form, and Pine Country has ‘em. On their first day of appearance at Pine Country, 250 chicks were sold – a record for opening day. The little furry birds are yellow and peeping to beat the band, so take a run out to the store and get your dose of “almost Easter cute” with a look at the not quite feathered flock. While you’re there you’ll be inspired to spring up your home with the variety of beautiful choices tucked into the corners and hanging on the walls of Pine Country Upstairs, the gift store that brings that touch of class to your cowgirl sensibilities. It’s what spring is all about – baby ducks, tiny chicks and your own private shopping spree.
If you want to talk about cowboy heroes, and it is a subject we love, you simply can’t keep your mouth shut about country music super star George Strait. Strait’s phenomenal career has won him 57 Number One Singles, more than any recording artist in any genre of music … ever. He is the only musician to ever hit Billboard 200s top ten list for thirty consecutive years, and in several years has made the list more than once. His straight on his head cowboy hat and honey coated voice give him a prominent place in the cowboy book of favorites, but, strangely enough, he is an actual cowboy, with a ranch and cattle and horses. He still partners in Rodeo Team Roping Competitions and his son is a professional rodeo cowboy. He is married to his high school sweetheart and they live in Texas. The Straits lost their daughter Jennifer to a car accident in 1986, prompting them to open the Jennifer Lynn Strait Foundation, which donates to children’s charities in and around San Antonio, Texas. George Strait graduated from college with a degree in Agriculture, and managed his father’s ranch for years, all the time singing with different bands. Then one day the right people heard him and the next year he produced a record with MCA Records, releasing, of course his first Number One Hit, Unwound. There is no more loved face or voice in all of country music, and how refreshing to know that his success is all wrapped up in a boatload of character.
As the winter lingers and the nights continue to turn cold the woods we share with our non-migratory bird friends can become frozen over and sparse of food. Studies show that bird feeders do not prevent birds from being able to find food naturally and in the short days of the season they provide a quick meal source for our feathered neighbors. Pine Country Feed has a variety of bird feeders, all at 15% for the remainder of February, which is National Bird Feeding month, and the feeders from Pine Country come complete with bird seed. The National Audubon Society says that “to prevent crowding” it is best to have more than one feeder in your yard, and if you want to attract a variety of the avian species you should offer a variety of food. Hang your feeder on a pole at least five feet above the ground, and here in the mountains the higher the better. Avoid hanging feeders from trees or eaves to keep squirrels from crashing the party, and clean the feeder with a bleach solution annually to prevent disease. Feeding our wild bird friends is not only thoughtful, but has actually become fashionable. One third of the adult population of North America put out bird seed around their homes, amounting to about a billion pounds per year. Give your family something to sing about. Feed the birds!
The huge misunderstanding about cowboys is mostly Hollywood’s fault and it all stems from fashion. When they tried to make people like Sylvester Stallone play a cowboy, you know they were reaching and they missed the mark completely. Real “cowboyism” has to go back to Gary Cooper and John Wayne who walked as though they were born astride a saddle, and talked as though they considered communication a courtesy, but not anything to get too excited about. The key was, they always wore the same clothes. Jeans and vests and shirts that buttoned, and no matter how long they had been on a cattle drive, or how many gunslingers they had faced, they never saw a need to change their clothes. They seemed to need the dirt and the frayed edges to keep their gun belts in place. Unless they were going to meetin’ (church) they pretty much kept to their boots and their belts and the jeans that were broken in to the point of actually having a distinctive shape, like other people’s shoes, you couldn’t loan them to anyone else because your imprint had taken over. Awards were never given by the Academy for the costuming in a real western, but that was the whole point. When you walked out of the theatre you couldn’t remember what the stars were wearing, but you never forgot their hard lined, squint into the sun faces. They were cowboys, and they were the real thing.
Pine Country Feed is nestled in the mountains of Colorado. We have been around since 2007 and have loved every minute of owning this store. We love our customers and our community. It is truly important to us to provide the best quality products for the people who support us. This is why we are a local dealer of Purina feed. We want to provide a product that is high quality, has an outstanding reputation, and meets a variety of needs. Purina Mills has been around since 1926 and ever since then, has been an industry leader in innovation and quality feed for horses, cattle, goats, swine, poultry, rabbits, and game animals.
It is our pleasure to provide Purina Mills feed for our customers and to be a recognized dealer of such an outstanding product!