We all have the same issue with our ceramic sinks, tubs, and toilets. Even when you clean them they tend to have a yellowish hue. I have a product that will make it shine and sparkle like new!

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Bar Keepers Friend Powdered Cleanser 

Before

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After

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This Product is truly versatile and useful for around the house! The cost is truly great as well and anyone can afford it. be sure to protect your hands with some gloves and keep out of reach of children because it is not child proof.

A Don’t Forget November Checklist for your Home, Lawn & Garden

With shorter days and the the first real snowfall around the corner, it’s the right time to finish last-minute projects around the house before winter sets in.

INSIDE 

  1. CHECK VENTS:  Close vents in unheated basement area, but keep attic vents open.        Replace rusted or damaged pipes from gas water heaters and your dryer.
  2. ADJUST THERMOSTATS FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY. If you have multiple thermostats in    your home for different zones, set temperatures for the way you use the rooms: bedrooms     cooler, baths and sitting areas warmer.  PREVENT THE OVERLOAD OF ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS.Make certain electrical cords aren’t covered by rugs or heavy curtains; they can overheat and cause a fire.

Honeywell Wi-Fi 7-Day Programmable Thermostat

 

 

 

 

 

Outside

  1. CLEAR PATHWAYS AND STOOPS TO MAKE SNOW SHOVELING EASIER. Make sure there is ready access to your woodpile, gas and oil tanks, and garbage cans.
  2. CLEAN GUTTERS AND DOWNSPOUTS. But wait until most of the leaves have dropped. You may want to invest in a gutter scoop.
  3. INSPECT SUPPORTS, RAILINGS, AND STAIRS. A flimsy handrail might give way when someone slipping on ice or snow grabs it suddenly. Check that footings under support posts are secure and haven’t shifted due to water infiltration, settling, or frost.
  4. Take winter linens out of storage and launder. Dry clean garments packed in mothballs to remove the camphor odor. Toss out herbal repellants, as they lose their potency over time.

Your garden’s not ready to snooze just yet

Bulbs

If you haven’t put them in the ground already, hop to it. This is actually a great time to get bulbs, because they’re often 50% off or more as companies move their stock out. Use a bulb planter to speed the process (remember to sprinkle some bulb food in the bottom of the hole) and go to town across the garden. Bulbs look best in massed plantings, so think about that as you plan things out.

Be aware that some bulbs, like daffodils and iris, aren’t very interesting to gophers, and can in fact make a great protective ring around tender plants like young apple trees. Others, such as tulips, are a gopher’s delight, and need to be planted in cages and containers or you won’t see them come spring.

Clean Up Beds and Borders

All those dead plants? Yeah, it’s really time to make those go away now. Trim away dead foliage, uproot weeds, compost the leavings, and cultivate the beds to leave them smooth and even for next year. You can work in some mulch and compost to condition the soil, if you like. In mild climates, try planting overwintering flowers and crops, like mums and kale. In cooler reaches, well, all that ugly soil will be covered by snow soon!

Drain and Insulate Hoses, Standpipes, and Other Fixtures

With frost comes broken pipes, unless you act ahead of time. Drain all your outdoor water fixtures and cut their water supply so they won’t fill up. Put hoses in storage, and insulate your standpipes to prevent cracking and ice damage in the winter. When your neighbors are tearing their hair out and calling an emergency plumber over broken pipes, you can continue lounging in front of the heater.

Leaf Management

Still have a leaf problem? Not surprising — many trees are just starting to turn across the country. Set aside 30 minutes or so each week for leaf control.

Black & Decker LeafHog 12 Amp High Performance 240 mph Blower/Vacuum LH4500

 

For the Birds

Make sure your bird feeders are full for your avian visitors. They’ll appreciate seeds and suet during the cold winter months. Don’t be surprised if you see squirrels as well, looking for things to snack on. If you start noticing mice and rats, consider hiring a cat — but in the short term, you’ll want to try elevating the bird feeder and installing a tray to catch fallen seeds so they don’t end up on the ground.

Have fun working on your Checklist and when you are taking a break enjoy a Hot Beverage.

Sneak Peak of This Year’s Toy Selection!

We all know what time of the year it is. Holiday season is approaching rapidly. We would all like to be able to catch the deals and be ahead of the last minute scrambling. How can you do that you ask? Rural King and our salaried elves have the ONLY solution for you. They were even kind enough to reach out to you by writing a letter which I will share with you.

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Please click the picture to be taken to that page for a larger and more clear font.

Your next question will most likely be, “Well how do I sign up for the email newsletter?” It’s actually quite simple. You will just click on the image above and it will take you to a page that looks like this…

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Please click the picture to be taken to that page in order to be able to actually be able to enter your information.

When you see this page you will simply want to enter your information so that you can take advantage of these awesome deals that are to come.

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There are two options this holiday season. The one that you don’t want to choose is being left looking like this…

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When you could make your house and someone’s holiday look like this instead!

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Signing up for Rural King’s email newsletter is the only way to do that. You just have to put your no lacking mind state into affect to ensure that you don’t miss out on our deals

Raising Backyard Chickens

Why Raise Chickens?

  • Easy and inexpensive to maintain (when compared to most other pets)
  • Eggs that are fresh, great-tasting & nutritious
  • Chemical-free bug and weed control
  • Manufacture the worlds best fertilizer
  • Fun & friendly pets with personality

Where To Get Baby Chicks & Chickens: Rural King

How To Care For A Chick – First 60 Days:

  • You’ll need a chick brooder
  • Flooring – Pine shavings & corn cob bedding are best.  Stay clear of newspaper since it doesn’t absorb well and can be slippery.
  • Temperature – 90 to 100 deg. for the first week, decrease 5 deg. per week. Be VERY careful of fire hazards!
  • Food & water – chick crumbles / starter & a chick waterer
  • Play time – Play with your chicks when young to get the use to being around people.

Chicken Care After First 60 Days, General Chicken Care:

  • Chicken Coop – Once feathered out you’ll want to move your chickens into a chicken coop!  Rule of thumb is about 2-3 square feet per chicken inside the henhouse and 4-5 sq/ft per chicken in an outside run.
  • Flooring – Pine shavings work best.
  • Food & Water – Most people go with formulated chicken layer feed / pellets.
  • Treats – Vegetables, bread, bugs, chicken scratch (cracked corn, milo, wheat)

Below you’ll find some of the products we can help with:

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GQF Heated Poultry Box Brooder 110V 0534

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Brinsea EcoGlow Eco Glow 20 Chick Brooder USHD500country_road_fine_pine_shavings

Country Road Fine Pine Shavings5001

GQF Manufacturing Poultry Chick Feeder & Chick Jar Waterer 5001

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Precision Pet Old Red Barn Chicken Coop 2929-29143FDformex_snaplock_large_chicken_coop_2

Snap Lock Formex Large Plastic Chicken Coop3608706012_1

Happy Hen Treats Mealworm Frezny Chicken Treats – 10 Oz. Tub 17005-CASE

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Layer Pellet Feed 16% 50# Value 46249

DIY Hanging Mason Jar Lights

While entertaining alfresco this season, these simple floating jar votives suspended from garden hooks make for that perfect final patio touch, offering an inviting, soft glow that keeps the gathering going long into the evening.
For this project we picked from a handful of mismatched empty mason jars that have stacked up around the house. The varied sizes lend to that overall rustic appeal. We love how they can easily be transferred indoors or out, depending on where you’re entertaining. Use them for a summer party, upcoming wedding or a respite with the family over a glass of wine.

1. Separate the bands from the lids and drill equidistant holes near the base of each band (we used a 7/64-inch bit).


2. Using wire cutters, snip 8-inch long strips from clock chain and attach through the holes in the jar bands using pliers, to create hanging handles. We used #5 sized clock chain, because it’s sturdy for holding the weight of the jars while still giving off a delicate feel. We found it at our local hardware store in the same aisle as regular chain and jack chain, which could just as easily be used for this project.

3. Twist bands around the jar mouths to secure, creating a hanging mason jar.


4. Fill jars about halfway with water, drop tea lights inside to float and light to create an instantly glowing group of mason jar votives. Cluster and use them just like this for an inviting indoor or outdoor centerpiece.


5. Suspend jars from garden hooks secured along a fence as hanging lanterns.

What you will Need

http://www.ruralking.com/ball-1-2-pint-8-oz-regular-mouth-mason-canning-jars-12-pack-60000.html

Ball, 1/2 Pint (8 oz), Regular Mouth, Mason Canning Jars, 12-Pack 60000

SKU: 001280052

http://www.ruralking.com/dare-wire-cutters-2290.html

Dare Wire Cutters 2290

SKU: 070040168

http://www.ruralking.com/candle-lite-tealight-50-ct-white-1261595.html

Candle-Lite Tealight 50 ct. White 1261595

SKU: 014047001

http://www.ruralking.com/18v-vsr-drill-kit.html

Genesis 18V Cordless Drill/Driver Kit GCD18BK

SKU: 093140502