Birdie Blog

Flurries and Photos

The annual High Country Christmas Card Photo Shoot is always a “hoot” but we needed a little something extra this year….MORE SNOW in the...

Drag Racing: 2019 Season

2019 was an extremely fun season of drag racing. We finished up with 3 wins, 2 final round appearances, and several round wins. At one...

Hurricanes and Peanuts

Over the last few years, we have held our breath as hurricanes barrel their way toward the southeastern portion of the United States. ...

Sunflower Crop Update

Bring on an Indian Summer. Right now old crop black oils are tight. A lot of elevators are sold out and some won’t even offer new crop...

Managing the Office

A little bit about what I do at High Country Mercantile. As Office Manager I handle the accounting aspects of the business. Month end,...

2019 Golf Outing

There are two things we look forward to every year: the High Country Christmas Party and the Annual Golf Outing. You noticed I wrote...

USDA Acreage Update

On June 28 the USDA released the Acreage and Grain Stocks reports. While the report provided some support for both corn and soybeans, it...

My First Win

At a very young age I was introduced to motorsports. Over the years I have participated in go-kart, stock car and off-road truck racing....

Deer in the Landscape

Anywhere you are landscaping has its challenges and I say “bring it on”, as it is a favorite pastime of mine. I make it a point to know...

Fuel for Thought

Undoubtedly, factoring freight costs and managing logistics is one of the most interesting aspects of merchandising. In an...

Black Oil Sunflower Market

Is it the calm after the storms? The sunflower market is relatively quiet. The Midwest was pummeled repeatedly with moisture, in one...

Time for a Change?

Daylight Savings Time (DST): To keep or not to keep?! Does it affect bird feeding? In the winter, wild birds will eat at dawn to restore...

Obsessive Compulsive Bronco Disorder

In 1996 I bought a 1974 Ford Bronco as my daily driver. My kids were 2 and 4 years old at the time and now they are 25 and 26 years old!...

Coming to a Polar Vortex Near You

All across the country, folks are bundling up for protection from the extremely cold temperatures this winter; courtesy of some polar...

Why We Live in Wyoming

With Spring in sight, we begin to dream of warmer temperatures, and the freedom to enjoy the outdoors. This winter, after the snow and...

Peanut Hearts

Don’t break my Heart! Peanut Hearts are becoming a rare commodity. Why is this? Raw Peanut Hearts are created from the blanching...

The Heart of the Season

The hustle and bustle of the Christmas Season is something we all look forward to...putting up the Christmas tree, baking cookies,...

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