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DIY Corn Bin

Summertime can be an absolute blast for kid, but many of them been home since March and are growing restless. It is time to liven some things up around the house. It’s time to get a little corny! It’s time to make a corn bin? What is a corn bin? A corn bin is like sand box, but it is easier to clean up. Here is a cheap and easy way to make a corn bin.

Materials: 

  • Plastic kiddie pool or a large box that you can easily clean up later. 
  • 1-2 40lb bags of whole kernel deer corn. You can purchase this at a feed store or Academy. 
  • A fleet of John Deere toy tractors 

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Directions: 

  1. Place the kiddie pool (or bin) outside under a shaded area. We suggest somewhere that gets shade all day long so the kids can play in it at any point of the day. 
  2. Dump 1-2 bags of deer corn in the bin. 
  3. Put a bunch of John Deere toy tractors in the bin. It’s play time. (Shoppa’s John Deere has toy tractors so go by one of our 8 locations and add to your collection)  

 

That’s it! A corn bin is an easy and affordable project that results in hours of fun for kids. 

P.S. Watch out. It may attract deer to your backyard! 

 

 

2017 Shoppa’s Gift Guide

Christmas is here! It is time to be completely stressed with getting the Christmas decorations up, cookies baked, and all the presents bought, wrapped and placed under the tree. With everything that is happening, here are some tips to help pick out a perfect gift for the farmer or future farmers in your life. Let us relieve a little bit of your shopping stress with our Holiday Gift Guide. 

  1. Hand Tools – It’s bound to have happened within the past year, someone has lost the hammer while building fence, killed the battery in the drill, or bent the blade on the chainsaw. Choose to replace those items as Christmas presents with our Stihl products and hand tools! r2c011008 
  2. Pressure washers – When living in the Texas Gulf Coast, the next rain storm is just moments away. With rain comes muddy tires and tractors; so, gift them with a pressure washer to clean off their John Deere first. 
  3. Calendar  – We all have that one farmer that ask for a new calendar for Christmas. Well look no further than our 2018 Shoppa’s John Deere Calendar. Just don’t tell them it was free! file-19
  4. Riding Mowers  – The new year is just around the corner. Say Merry Christmas with a brand new Z-turn mower, a gift you can use 10 months out of the year. R4E028441_RRD
  5. Gift Certificate – Can’t find that perfect gift for the most difficult person to buy for? Well fret not, our gift certificates are the perfect gift for every farmer.  
  6. Toys – Little boys love to play with their John Deere tractors to haul dirt and farm. Little girls use them to drive their dolls and princesses to the ball. No matter the age, John Deere toys will always bring a smile to kids when they open them up on Christmas morning. Christmas Toys (2 of 14)-2

 

We know that this gift guide doesn’t have the perfect gifts for everyone in the family like your Aunt Jill who has no clue why you live in a small town. This gift guide is a simple and easy way to relieve the stress of finding those meaningful gifts. Stop by any of our 8 stores today to get your shopping done.