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Pond Stocking at J&N Feed

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Pond Stocking at J&N Feed

Pond Stocking at J&N Feed Looking for Pond Stocking at J&N Feed? Stock My Pond fish truck provides Pond Stocking at J&N Feed in Graham, Texas, on March 10th from 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm.  With the unusually warm and wet winter we’ve had, it’s a great time to get your pond stocked and ready for the warmer weather.

The Stock My Pond fish truck offers channel cat, large mouth bass, black crappie, bluegill, hybrid bluegill, red ear bream, and fathead minnows.  Find out what type and size fish we offer on our website.   The Stock My Pond fish truck provides containers for all fish but the 11″ channel cats, so please bring your own containers for them.

It is not necessary to pre-order the fish, but if you are looking for a large quantity or pond packages we suggest you call.  Questions?  Call Stock My Pond at 501-676-3768 or give us a all at the store 940- 549-4631.

J&N Feed and Seed
450 Pecan Street
Graham, TX
Phone: (940) 549-4631

Easter Sunday – We’re Closed

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Easter sundayEaster Sunday comes early this year on March 27,  2016!

J & N Feed and Seed will be closed on Sunday, March 27, 2016, in celebration of the holiday. J & N Feed and Seed will be closed so our employees can enjoy the day with family and friends. We will reopen on Monday, March 28th with normal business hours.

Every wonder how the Easter Sunday date is determined?

Easter falls on the first Sunday following the first full moon after the vernal equinox. If the first full moon occurs on the equinox, Easter is the following Sunday. Thus, Easter can fall anywhere between March 22 and April 25.

Daylight Savings Time March 13th

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

daylight savings timeIt’s time to “spring forward” for Daylight Savings Time and gain an extra hour of sunlight. It also means you’ll lose an hour of sleep!

Daylight Savings Time begins on Sunday, March 13, 2016. Remember to set your clocks forward 1 hour before you head to bed on Saturday, March 12.

Springing forward and falling back may seem simple enough, but daylight saving’s history has actually been quite complex—and misconceptions about it persist today. As you prepare to reset your watches, alarms and microwaves, explore eight facts about daylight saving time that might surprise you.

8 Things You May Not Know About Daylight Saving Time

1. It’s “daylight saving time,” not “daylight savings time.”

2. Though in favor of maximizing daylight waking hours, Benjamin Franklin did not originate the idea of moving clocks forward.

3. Englishman William Willett led the first campaign to implement daylight saving time.

4. Germany was the first country to enact daylight saving time.

5. Daylight saving time in the United States was not intended to benefit farmers, as many people think.

6. For decades, daylight saving in the United States was a confounding patchwork of local practices.

7. Not everyone in the United States springs forward and falls back.

8. Evidence does not conclusively point to energy conservation as a result of daylight saving.

Click here to read more fun facts about Daylight Savings Time.

Source:  Christopher Klein for The History Channel

2016 Great Backyard Bird Count

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Great Backyard Bird CountThe 2016 Great Backyard Bird Count will be held  Friday, February 12, through Monday, February 15, 2016.

The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are.

Everyone is welcome–from beginning bird watchers to experts. It takes as little as 15 minutes on one day, or you can count for as long as you like each day of the event. It’s free, fun, and easy—and it helps the birds.

Participants tally the number of individual birds of each species they see during their count period. They enter these numbers on the GBBC website.

Participants may also send in photographs of the birds they see for the GBBC photo contest. A selection of images is posted in the online photo gallery.

WHY COUNT BIRDS?

Scientists and bird enthusiasts can learn a lot by knowing where the birds are. Bird populations are dynamic; they are constantly in flux. No single scientist or team of scientists could hope to document and understand the complex distribution and movements of so many species in such a short time.

Scientists use the GBBC information, along with observations from other citizen-science projects, such as the Christmas Bird Count, Project FeederWatch, and eBird, to get the “big picture” about what is happening to bird populations. The longer these data are collected, the more meaningful they become in helping scientists investigate far-reaching questions, like these:

• How will the weather influence bird populations?

• Where are winter finches and other “irruptive” species that appear in large numbers during some years but not others?

• How will the timing of birds’ migrations compare with past years?

• How are bird diseases, such as West Nile virus, affecting birds in different regions?

• What kinds of differences in bird diversity are apparent in cities versus suburban, rural, and natural areas?

The Great Backyard Bird Count is led by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, with Canadian partner Bird Studies Canada and sponsorship from Wild Birds Unlimited.

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