Thursday, January 8, 2009

Re-Stocking....

Yesterday, we began the overwhelming feeling of restocking our store. With one small shipment, as was intended, we began to re-fill our shelves to throw ourselves into this war against the roller coaster of an economy. Alfalfa is going to be back in the barn, vet supplies are now back on the shelves, and tack will soon be tackled. It is an ever evolving trip for us, but like Jack Sparrow versus the Kraken we will stand strong, scream our loudest war cry and fight like there is no tomorrow. I like this feeling...it is empowering. I've found that our customers never gave up on us...we gave up on ourselves. We have gone from a store where customer service was at its highest to a place where we just didn't care anymore about the store simply because we knew we were selling. Boy was that a mistake. We need to care about the store...for now...if we are going to hold on and make it through until a sale happens. How do we go about it? Ancient chinese secret!!! Just kidding! It's as simple as putting the alfalfa in the barn. Simply put...alfalfa is a rarity at this time of year. It is hard to get your hands on, but I found some. Normally we have the barn fully stocked with it to hold us through until spring, when we bring in the fresh loads. Believe it or not, we will not have to call any customers to tell them. Once one of them actually sees it in the barn it will light up the Redneck hotline and people will tell their friends. Within a week it should be spread around our customers properly. It's like throwing 10 gallons of water on a bale of alfalfa...it will light up like wildfire!!!!


And you thought I was kidding!!! Yes, alfalfa will combust if soaked with water!!! not all hay will do that...simply alfalfa. Anyway, enough of a science lesson for you. I am simply happy to say that we are back!!!!

3 comments:

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Hey Tammy,
Sounds like you guys are doing the "smart" thing. Plus having more in the store will keep you even busier and make time go a "little" faster!
I just wanted to let you know I am finally reading Twilight. Only because my friends want me to take a day trip to Forks to take photos and blog about it. So far I am really liking the book and will be going to Forks in the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned. :)
Robin~♥

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Cynthia said...

Good for you! Good things come to those who will quite simply will not accept anything less. I hope that alfalfa flys out of the barn!