Terra Depot News

October 1, 2022

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Our first summer back on the farm has gone by so fast and we want to thank you all for your support and loyalty.

There is a reoccurring theme as I write this newsletter – Terra Depot is all about bringing our customers a welcoming and personal shopping experience and to provide the highest quality products at a fair price. We have made adjustments this past year to keep the crazy, rising costs under control, to source as close to home as possible and again, make sure items are of quality – products that last and have good value. These days we can’t say it often enough – we appreciate you and your continued support!

Take the quick trip to our little farm on Shepler Church Road, there is plenty of parking and lots of elbow room to comfortably shop for seed, a beautiful new feeder or that perfect gift for a special friend!

As we stock up for the fall and the holidays, you are going to be delighted with the selection of quality feeders, houses and one-of-a-kind gift items. Our motto is “Cool Stuff for the Nature Lover” and Oh Boy, we have some real cool stuff!!
I am focused, more than ever, to source “Made in the USA” products wherever possible. Not always easy, but it gives me such joy to track down new suppliers, particularly small businesses like Terra Depot, to provide you with well-made quality products.
Delivery Right To Your Door!
We firmly believe our seed blends are the best. And we know your birds have come to expect it, so consequently, we will do all we can to keep your feeders full!
If you can’t make it to the shop, we will come to you! The easiest ordering you can imagine… call me, the transaction is handled over the phone and I deliver your seed order right to your door. Orders over $100 are delivered FREE.
Don’t disappoint your little feathered friends – keep stocked up with our incredibly fresh House Blend Supreme, the clean and nutritious Cardinal Chickadee blend or any of our other specialty seeds and mixes. All are priced right with quality seed, (NO FILLERS) and blended right here in Ohio for our customers!
Feeder Maintenance
This past summer was so delightful. Forgive my bragging, but I delighted in having nesting pairs of Baltimore Orioles, Rose Breasted Grosbeaks, Red Headed Woodpeckers, Bluebirds, and Hummingbirds on our farm. I love to compare lists with you and think we are all in agreement that maintaining a feeding station year-round is a never-ending source of enjoyment, relaxation and a great stress reliever.
Gearing up for fall means taking down feeders, disassembling them (as best as you can) in order to wash (hot soapy water and a good rinse) and thoroughly dry before refilling. Bird baths and old birdhouses should also be cleaned well and check if anything needs repaired. We (I mean my husband) is pretty handy, so maybe we (he) can help if something needs a quick fix. 😀
I’m already making plans for next year.
I will share with you the challenge we will have of converting a large lawn and thistle-filled pasture into a native plant/wildflower extravaganza.
The first step this fall will be to get rid of the nasty invasive thistles. The yard may look a little rough this winter while we aggressively try to control the weeds. In late winter we will sow (frost plant) the wildflower blend for our soil type. It may take a few years to transition to a sustainable planting but that’s the plan. Reduce mowing, create a healthy planting for native bugs, insects and pollinators, create a better habitat to support songbirds and little creatures and let nature take its course!