It is Tuesday, and we are two days away from launch.
What are we launching?
I am finally going to spill the beans. I’ve been hinting around at this launch on our FB page for a week now.
My dear husband and I are taking over a local feed store starting March 1st. If you are familiar with Young Family Feed, then you know right where we will be. Jack and Staci have decided to that it is time to turn the page, and as such, offered us an unbeatable opportunity.
I’ll be honest, after we closed the towing business, I felt a little bit lost. I knew we would go back to regular work and just continue on, but we are entrepreneurs naturally. We enjoy being in business for ourselves, and we are passionate about our ideas. We put our whole selves in to our towing business. It was a brutal day, and following weeks, when we had to say it was time to close.
When the opportunity to buy the feed store came up, we were nervous. Heck, we still are. We just closed a business, and neither one of us wanted to experience that heartbreak again. It was a painful loss. So we kicked the idea around and one moment an idea would snowball with another, until we were wading through an avalanche of possibilities. The next conversation would be darker, harder to have, and full of fear.
We decided to punch fear in the face and take the leap. Jack and Staci are incredibly fair and the terms they presented are more than agreeable. Really, they’ve been an enormous blessing to our family.
To think, we met them because a dear friend mentioned the dollar bin at the feed store, and I just had to see what it was about. Then, Jack helped me pick feed for my farm animals. Then he kept barley in stock so I could grow fodder. Standing at the counter visiting with Staci every time I came in became something I looked forward to.
They even special ordered things for my goats.
The store is closed 2 days a week, and I usually forgot on Saturday to run to town. So I’d look real close at what feed we had left, and if no one would miss a meal from me waiting until Tuesday, I vowed to always wait until Tuesday. Supporting local is important to me, and Young Family Feed became part of my goal to do just that.
Now, Young Family Feed will continue operating, with some new faces, and a new name, but Jack and Staci have forever left their mark on our community, on this store, and in our lives.
Thank you, Young Family, for passing the baton and giving us the opportunity to continue the story of this small town feed store. We are honored and humbled.