Saturday, February 8, 2014

Old farm supply stores, and my homemade bird seed wreath

Old hardware and farm supply stores are as much fun as antique shops and flea markets, in my book.  Since we needed a new shovel, Galen broke ours a few weeks ago taking out the lirope and a tree stump in the back yard, we decided to go to Yoder's Farm and Garden Supply store in Grifton rather than Lowes.  After all, it's a ride in the country and lunch at the dutch pantry.  


You can find everything from hammers and nails to kerosene lamps to rubber boots and shoes, to kitchen towels and utensils, birdseed, bird feeders, flower pots and garden tools.  We picked up a shovel and a few other things, and then had lunch in the restaurant.  Did I mention homemade pies?  


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On another note ~ I made a bird seed wreath.  I have been seeing these a lot on other blogs and also on facebook and thought I would give it a try.  It's so easy!


And here it is, hanging on the picket fence in the back yard.  We love feeding the birds at Mourning Dove Cottage.  


Enjoy your day!





4 comments:

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What a great store, I could really get lost in there. I haven't seen a birdseed wreath before, yours is so nice, I really want to make one too. Thank you.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Yoder's looks like a wonderful place to shop. Your wreath is perfect!

Pondside said...

I love small-town hardware stores, and this one looks like a wonderful place to spend and hour or so.
The bird seed wreath is a great idea!

Mimi Sue said...

I love old hardware stores and that one looks awesome! There were quite a few stores with Yoder in their names when we drove across the midwest a couple of years ago. I think they were Amish owned. Love that birdseed wreath. We love to feed birds too. Mimi