Descending from three generations of dairy farmers, siblings Casey and Alison Stechnij carry on their family's legacy by maintaining Superstition Farm's 30 acres. The brother-and-sister duo regularly shepherd informative tours through the landscape, summoning horses, chickens, goats, and sheep to greet guests and share their perspectives. The four-legged residents also assist in horseback riding lessons and appearances at the onsite petting zoo.
Every Thursday, local food trucks flock to Superstition Farm for a weekly market, where they vend fresh produce, breads, and meats alongside the farm's own dairy products, including the house-made Udder Delights brand of ice cream and artisanal cheeses. Superstition Farm further disseminates its farm-fresh cuisine via a 30-foot-long food truck that makes appearances at local events and defends cattle against the persistent threat of monster trucks.
Sir Carpet's technicians battle carpet wear with powerful soaps and a truck-mounted vacuum. Their hot-water extraction cleaning works to force fluid all the way to the base filaments of floor coverings, and a bellowing truck-mounted vacuum sucks and steams the injected concoction from the carpet, lifting out even the most tenacious dirt and freeloading microscopic in-laws. Technicians clean and sanitize tile and grout before sealing surfaces with a protective sealant, and offer spot treatment and hot-water extraction for upholstery. In addition to cleaning carpets, the team can rob air ducts of allergy-inducing pollens, bacteria, and dust, or cleanse dryer vents to increase efficiency and safety. Sir Carpet's multifaceted work force also offers outdoor-furniture cleaning, and takes the fiber-busting skills on the road to steam clean automotive carpets and fabrics.
The roots of Kerby’s Furniture stretch back to 1959, when Rex and Ruth Kerby founded the store to bring together bedroom and dining-room sets, mattresses, and other home essentials. Today, staffers dispense advice to shoppers in a showroom flush with beds, couches, and tables by brands such as Ashley, Broyhill, and Best Home Furnishings. Browsers can compare the cushiness of the Hanway chair, a foldout sleeper sofa dressed in subtle olive pinstripes, with the Joplin, a salmon swivel rocker with a reversible T-cushion seat. Youth bedroom sets come in mouth-watering finishes such as cream, espresso, and walnut, and mattresses by Simmons and Corsicana summon more z’s than a honeybee’s typewriter.
Like fancy suits, sofa sets are sewn from the same cut of fabric. These matching sets provide a well-rounded look in living rooms, but near misses tend to clash due to their small differences. At 20 show rooms throughout the western US, Mor Furniture for Less arranges complete-room sets so customers can envision the collections in their own homes. Furniture for living rooms, dining rooms, and children's rooms can be found in each store along with individual lamps, tables, and entertainment centers. The stores also carry complete sets of beds, dressers, and nightstands so that homeowners don’t receive criticism from design bloggers in their dreams.
The expert purifiers from Pretty in Pink Cleaning Services show up on doorsteps equipped with home-sanitizing tools that abolish domestic dirt and dust during in-depth scrubbing sessions. All grime-eliminating plans are customized to meet a client’s domicile-dusting goals, regardless of the home’s size or number of boarding raccoons. Brooms dance up stairways and sponges skate across bathroom surfaces. Cleaners whirl through houses and apartments like gleam-leaving dervishes, taking out trash, vacuuming, and washing windows. If clients are dissatisfied, a tidying brigade will return to re-scour surfaces at no additional charge.
Bead Bar's bead baristas guide jewelry crafters with a wealth of bauble knowledge, provisioning projects from the amply stocked store. Students can bring their own spirited refreshments to make sessions merrier, journeying past bead-bedazzled walls and cascades of clasps to reach the workshop, where they'll discover the basics of jewelry creation during basic stringing and crimping classes (click here to view the schedule). After pupils choose one of five bracelet kits—which include a clasp, four fire-ball beads, finishing beads, wire, wire guards, and a strand of firepolish beads—instructors model foundational stringing techniques and imbue new crafters with a sense of symmetry and color combinations. Bracelet makers learn how to highlight feature beads and artfully select accent beads, then take an oath to use filler beads only for fighting crimes of bare-wristedness. To bring closure to both classes and adornments, the staff imparts advice on selecting clasps to make sure bracelets can't leave wrists or ankles without asking permission first.