So, we looked for a solution that would not only lessen the amount of time the millshop would be shut down, but still supply this sawdust bedding to area farmers and support our local community. Fortunately for us, there is a small country store about a half a mile from our millshop, Siegel’s Country Store. Siegel’s supplies feed, seed and hardware to a lot of area farmers and is the perfect distributor for the sawdust from our millshop. The arrangement has worked out as a win-win for all involved, Siegel’s purchases this sawdust bedding for a lower wholesale price, area farmer’s can still take advantage of our hardwood, kiln dried sawdust (preferred over other bedding – since it’s kiln dried, it’s not damp to begin with and cuts down on infections and illness in livestock), and the millshop is only shut down for a matter of minutes since our deliveries are now close and consistent!
One hallmark of our business is reclaiming all the materials we use to make amazing finished products. We like to say this barn wood sawdust is going back to where it came from – the barn!