Just a Little Beard Growing

As most of us know, Noverber is the month in which people do away with shaving to raise money for charities. Well here at Bamert Seed Company there was a little in house competition on who could grow the best beard for No Shave November. And if you have ever seen the Captial One Beard Growing Contest you will definitely enjoy the video below. The results are in, to find out who won follow the link below and enjoy!

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No Shave November Before & After

The weather outside is frightfull, but oh the beards were so delightfull!

The men of Bamert Seed Company decided to stow their razors in an effort to raise money for a good cause. After a month of no shaving the men here at Bamert Seed Company raised $700 to be donated to St. Jude’s Children Research and the American Cancer Society. We are proud of our men for their dedication to the cause and for such wonderful beards! Congratulations guys!! We would also like to thank the wives and significant others for tolerating their man’s beards for the month!

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Cyber Monday!

Is your lawn looking a little down? Do you want to see more wildlife in your area? Is your livestock ogling the grass on the other side of the fence?  Well don’t worry, because we here at Bamert Seed Company have the solutions to your problems and to help you get a head start we are having specials for Cyber Monday.

Get 10% off all Grasses, Forbs, and Woody species

Or

Get 15% off all Blends

So what are you waiting for? Make the livestock on the other side of the fence jealous!

 

*Free shipping on all purchases made on December 2, 2013.

**Offer ends December 3, 2013 for online store purchases only.

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No Shave November

Temperatures outside today have definitely reminded us that it’s November! Which also means that it is No Shave November for the men; and the men here at Bamert Seed Company are no exception. This is the month that men try to grow their beards out to the status of Duck Dynasty on A&E. All the while the women only deal with it because the proceeds go to a good cause. So after much convincing of the significant other the men here at Bamert Seed Company have put away their razors for an entire month, with the hopes of coming out on top with the best beard! Fifteen of our men have agreed to the challenge and the company will donate $50 per person to the charity of their choice. So we would like to wish them Good Luck in their endeavors!

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A Vintner’s Lesson

The little girl saw her grandpa standing on the balcony and ran up to him. “Papa what are you looking at?” the little girl asked.

Hands that had seen many years of work reached down and picked up the little girl. “My darling angel, I’m looking at yours and mine future. Do you see it out there?”

Laughing the little girl responded “But Papa our future is not out there. That is just grass and vines.”

“No my darling it is so much more. Those vines are what produce the best tasting wine in the states. And that grass there helps those vines, by helping the soil to remain fertile for the New Year.” The old man explained. He looked out over the balcony and the rolling hills of green grass and lush vines that moved with the gentle blow of the wind, as if the waves of the ocean gently caressed them. Looking down at the little girl he smiled because he knew that one day she would understand the importance of the land and how to care for it.

Agriculture production of all types is a very essential way of life. Weather it is producing food, wine, wildlife enhancements, or conservation. Agriculture is and will always be a way of life for the world. In order for agriculture to succeed we must be stewards of the land. As the old man knew that one day the little girl would understand the importance of the land and how to care for it, we all must become familiar with it.

In the Texas panhandle the past couple of years have been tough on the agricultural community because of the recent droughts. Sales Professional Pat Pearson understands this and that is why she chose Buffalograss as her favorite native plant. The reasons below are why Buffalograss is her favorite.

  • Buffalograss is a native, warm-season stoloniferous perennial. It is a short growing grass that requires little maintenance.
  • Buffalograss is true to its drought consistent nature. Pat has customers tell her that well water applications were significantly reduced by planting Buffalograss in their yard.
  • It is an important factor in the shortgrass prairies for range grazing by both wildlife and livestock.
  • Buffalograss is not only used for rangelands, but for landscaping as well because of its short plant height and low maintenance.
  • In landscaping having grasses that will remain greener longer with less care is important. And Buffalograss is the grass to go with since varieties like Topgun were bred to stay greener longer than other grass.

Let us look to the future of agriculture and the generations to come after us. Continue to learn to be better stewards of the land in all ways possible. Let us be the grandfather of the little girl and know that it is up to us to ensure that future generations learn the importance of the land and how to care for it. Wendell Berry once said “…the care of the earth is our most ancient and most worthy and, after all, our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of if, and to foster its renewal, is our only legitimate hope.”

For more information on Buffalograss visit http://plants.usda.gov/plantguide/pdf/pg_boda2.pdf

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The Painter’s Image

The soft swish of the brush against the canvas slowing brings to life the image before the painter. The slow and steady hand of the painter glides gently over the canvas creating the perfect image before the painter. This perfect image is the one and only that can preserve such beauty forever frozen in time. The painter delivers the last stroke of the brush with precision and care, and as she steps back the full magnitude of the beauty that was captured is illuminated. The image is as if every color on her palette was made from the flowers that stretch out before her canvas. The bright yellows of the sunflowers, bright reds of the Indian blankets, and bright blues of the blue bonnets are illuminated in the afternoon sun. This painting expresses in every color, stroke, and brush the passion that nature has to offer.

It is images like the one created by the painter that truly do help us to see just how beautiful nature is. Nature is full of color and thriving life, sometimes we need only to take a step back from the canvas to really appreciate her beauty. Sales Professional, Carolyn Harris does just that and that is why she chose Maximilian Sunflower as her favorite native plant.

Maximilian Sunflower is a tall, warm-season forb. It is found in many different soil types and of course sunny locations. A member of the true sunflower family, Maximilian Sunflower is a typical seed found in mixes for rangelands as it has high quality forage for livestock.

Carolyn gave these reasons why she likes Maximilian Sunflower.

  • Maximilian Sunflower has a very unique growth pattern. As the plant begins to flower multiple bright yellow flowers form around the stalk, giving it a splash of color from every direction.
  • Before flowering, the plant resembles that of a shrub, which is why it is good on rangelands. Because of this shrub like appearance it a high quality forage for livestock, as well as cover for wildlife.

Sometimes when we look out at the landscapes before us, it can be shadowed by our opinions or lack of understanding. But when we take a step with a clear mind we see things in a different light. For instance the sunflower, it is always following the bright rays of the sun, never looking back at the shadows behind it. Pedro Calderon de la Barca once said “Light-enchanted sunflower, thou who gazest ever true and tender on the sun’s revolving splendor.” So lets us not only take away the appreciation of nature’s beauty but also the lessons we can learn from it. Look for the sunshine in every day, and appreciate the splendor that is before us.

For more information about Maximilian Sunflower visit http://plants.usda.gov/factsheet/pdf/fs_hema2.pdf

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