I think back to the early 2000’s, after just moving to Missouri, and my first boss telling me that I’d be ordering the majority of things from a catalog. As a “store shopper” I couldn’t believe her and her prophesizing. She wasn’t 100% right, but close. Twenty plus years ago, who knew we’d be shopping and buying so many things with a click of a button- on our computers or even crazier- on our phones!
Now only can you buy almost every personal item from Amazon, but you can shop for farm and ranch items too. Although I’m a supporter of buying local and think there is a place for specialized agriculture and western stores, it is hard to argue with the selection and convenience of Amazon. Get an Amazon Prime membership and you don’t even have to pay shipping, and the stuff is delivered “amazingly” quickly. Some things- the next day, and we live in the middle of no where!
As Amazon Prime Day comes and goes, take a look at the items we’ve shopped for and/or purchased from Amazon. Maybe it will spark your interest.
Be sure to click on the links below, even if the item isn’t an exact match to what your looking for- you’ll have the option to customize your search once you’re on the Amazon page.
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Living in the country on a farm, ranch, acreage- it seems like there’s always repairs and maintenance to be done. At least around here, time is a precious commodity and we like to get projects accomplished in an efficient manner.
Making the trip into town or to the larger city wipes out minutes and/or hours on our schedule. These blocks of time can be salvaged with just a few clicks. With a little planning the items needed arrive on the door step and we’re ready to get to work.
When it comes to anything mechanical or something with an engine, maintenance and upkeep is always important. Not sure what you’ll need or if your local shop will carry it? Search for the make and model and have the correct products delivered to your door.
We ordered the tags from a livestock site, but didn’t want to pay a premium for tools to etch the tags. A similar version with a variety of attachments made a terrific addition to our calving/tagging supply kit.
I’m not sure about you and your horses, but ours do not care for tail bags, especially during fly season. We were looking for cheaper options that wouldn’t break the bank if one was lost in the pasture. Amazon was the solution. With many color and pricing options we chose an assortment that has worked well for us and our operation.
This Father’s Day our youngest son wanted to get something for Dad. This can be challenging when he’s too young to drive, but with Mom’s phone and the option to “add to cart” on Amazon, he was able to pick out the curry combs that made the perfect, much needed, gift.
Interested in any of these items or something close? Simply click the links below.
Time for fun and recreation can be hard to come by, so when the chance comes, don’t spend it commuting to the store.
Hunting and the outdoors is a large part of our ranch life. Our son knew what he wanted and with a quick search found these steps on Amazon. They arrived in a day or two and worked great. We’ve also purchased other hunting gear including turkey calls and decoys, camo clothing, gun slings… the list goes on and on.
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Ranch Management- Technology
When it comes to technology, the selection in smaller stores can be very limited. Even larger stores don’t compare to what is available online. Amazon is the perfect solution: check out the latest technology, read reviews, conveniently purchase your items and have them shipped right to your home.
Last fall we got a new puppy. What does every energetic young cattle dog need? A training collar. 🙂 We don’t use it a lot and it didn’t need to be very hi-tech. It just needed to work. This lower-cost option has been a wonderful addition to our puppy training. When working around livestock, a young dog can get distracted or the commotion can get so loud they don’t hear commands. Click a button on the remote and you’ll have the dog’s attention- Click a button on your computer or phone and you can buy yourself one on Amazon!
We have a new tractor on the farm. When it comes to the boys spending hours in the cab raking hay or hauling bales, they prefer to listen to their own playlist. A couple clicks on the Amazon app and by the end of the week they were cruising to their personal tunes instead of relying on the local radio stations.
Need to update your technology? Use the links here for easy access.
Farmer, Rancher, Cowboy Style
Trips to the western store to browse and shop can be a lot of fun, but often time and location can be large hurdles. If you’re in need (or even want) prior to your next planned trip to a big city, start searching on Amazon. With free shipping and returns on so many items, you’re not out a lot- just a day or two waiting for the box or bag to arrive in your mailbox. Spend that extra fuel money you saved on the items in your Amazon cart.
The selection available on Amazon can often be unmatched. And that was exactly the case when shopping for a cowboy prom jacket for our son. He wanted something unique and didn’t want to spend a fortune. This jacket was a winner! We would have never found something like this in our <2000 population town, or even the nearest city.