Pat Shingleton: "Timing Your Weed and Feed..."
Before Home Dept and Lowe's the "neighborhood" hardware stores provided home-repair necessities. Perkins Road Hardware was one of those locations, as was Naylor Brother's Hardware on Government Street. The Boyd family not only provides needed hardware and assistance but has also parlayed outdoor cooking into their venue at Goodwood Hardware. Many of us use Miracle Grow to compliment our fertilizing needs and years ago they "closed-out" Goodwood Hardware due to a national relationship with the previously mentioned "big boys." I stopped by Goodwood Hardware on Wednesday to purchase a couple of "needles" to "air-up" my speed bag that I enjoy punching. I visited with "Your Goodwood Hardware Man" - Jeff. Jeff is the go-to guy for home repair suggestions and noted, "Pat, you don't hear too many people, around here, complaining when it doesn't rain." Jeff always enjoys a complimentary stogie from Grey Hammett. The Weather Team fields calls and messages about the timing of rain and fertilizer applications. We received a scathing e-mail Saturday afternoon and a complaining viewer concering no rain during the afternoon when his lawn applications were completed. He did receive a predicted soaker later in the evening, we didn't receive an apology on that one. Jeff and I discussed the weed-and-feed sales and apparently Bill Boyd didn't order enough from his vendor. Jeff assured me that more was about to arrive Wednesday and extended an invitation to me to help Bill and the boys unload the truck.