Several years ago a Tractor Supply Co. was built at Thomas Crossroads close to my house (I could walk through the woods, if I was inclined in less than ten minutes). Charles E. Schmitt founded the store in 1938 mainly to serve farmers and ranchers, but with over 7 decades (74 years), customers grew to include small farmers, businesses, novice gardeners, pet owners (any kind), and anyone needing all types of tools, fencing, clothing and footwear, hardware, truck accessories, supplies for livestock, equines, dogs and cats, even more, just too much to name.
I had never heard of a Tractor Supply Company, yet it didn't take long for me to realize, it was a lot of stores wrapped into one. And it is always an experience for me to visit, whether I just browsed or bought anything.
Most garden tools are available in the garden section.
Pick your favorite color of the watering cans.
Gloves are not a problem for any job.
The hat rack holds garden and cowboy hats.
You may meet an animal lover with her teacup friend.
The store stocks dog and cat food supplies, too, all year for my four legged kids; Tia, Todd, Sunny Boy and Mr. Basil like the dry and canned varieties.
I love the variety of metal tubs and buckets.
I also like the smiles and good customer service.
I noticed this famous cowboy next to some of the gift shelves.
When I was growing up we had a black and white pinto like this horse named "Thunder" (but without the rockers).
As, I checked out I got more smiles and more good customer service from two check-out clerks.
If a Tractor Supply Co. is not close to visit, you can browse on line at TRACTORSUPPLY.COM or order by phone at 1-877-718-6750 (There is also a Blue Book Catalog).
Until next time......
Happy Gardening 2012!
Posted by Wilma Smith