Unbelievable yesterday, we went to Tractor Supply while the rest of the world was watching sports. There were hardly any cars on the road; fast food places were empty; parking lots were empty; we even thought Tractor Supply was closed because there was only a few cars out front. Maybe the game helps the grocery stores sell snack items; but the rest of businesses might as well have closed up.
We went to Tractor Supply to get some paint for a project Frank is working on in his shop. I went to the dog food section to pick up some snacks for Bella and Annie, but a mouse ran across the isle, so I detoured into the garden section. My scream brought the sales staff over; I wasn't really scared, it just surprised me. Their great answer was funny, ranch people don't scare easily, they said "well a few get past them every now and again, they keep the feed scraps off the floors".
At the garden section, I was so excited, they had new seeds and bulbs in on a huge display. My favorites ended up in my basket, I bought 2 boxes of peonies, each box had 3 bulbs of different pink colors for $9.99, I was so excited. One bulb is normally around $5. Then I saw a box that contained a Pink Limelight Hydrangea and that ended up in my basket too. How did that happen when we went for paint?
And I found bags of seed potatoes, so those ended up in my basket as well.
I found a magazine called Pot Pies, perfect because we are giving a Learn to Make a Country Farm Fresh Pot Pie-made easy class on February 20th. That will be great to pass around for people to see.
All in all, we had a great time milling around in an empty store. It was like range eating, but instead we were shopping. Great buys and always a treat to be around anything ranching and farming. Guess we helped the sales of the store for the day.Hoping for more rain soon.