Tuesday, December 1, 2015

MY FAVORITE STORE

If I had to choose one favorite store in our little town, it would probably be King Feed, Garden & Hardware -- "The oldest hometown store in Wimberley." 


I'd never seen anything like it, when I first moved here from the burbs. If you want to survive in a small town, it's best not to specialize in just one thing. You need to be a multi-tasker, and King Feed does it like no other! It's where we go for all our plants, patio chairs, a new pair of Wellies or maybe some Keen hiking shoes, and to coo over all the baby chickies and duckies. Need any veggie starts or gardening advice? Just grab Tim, the horticulture guy. Need to rent some power equipment, get a fishing or hunting license, or just grab some worms? This is your place. Need a new toy to go in your grand dog's Christmas stocking, or a farm or ranch toy for your favorite toddler? They've got 'em! Sometimes we go for absolutely no reason at all, which is how we stumbled upon this event a few weeks ago, where different organizations were allowed to set up booths.


There was hula-hooping...


and live music...


and, as it turned out, most of the booths were being manned by friends of mine!


Friend Helen represented the Master Naturalists with an interactive demonstration of what happens to all the chemicals and animal poop on our properties when it rains. Here's a hint: don't ever go swimming in the river or creeks right after a storm! 

One of the Muses was there to recruit participants for the upcoming Global Climate March in Austin.


Best of all, this place just happens to be right next door to Maui Wowi, one of the coffee shops where the Muses and I meet each week, so you can easily grab a hot or cold beverage to take with you while you wander the grounds. This chilly day called for a nice warm Chai Latte, with a dab of whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg.

Oh my, I almost forgot to mention that it's also the place where I pick up my Bountiful Sprout basket every other week!

King Feed. It's my Happy Place!
 

2 comments:

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Your sweet little town has so much to offer. A real gem in the heart of hill country. xox

Hill Country Hippie said...

Did you see the blurb about the new "Blue Christmas" event they are hosting at the Blue Hole this year? Sounds fun! Will try to get some pictures to post on the blog. Now if only I could figure out how to make Elvis stop singing that song over and over in my head!