Meadowview Farm's 80-acre campus and large indoor arena are the stage for a crew of talented steed whisperers who patiently steer aspiring equestrians toward horse-riding success. After arriving 15 minutes early for grooming and tacking, riders wrap their heads in one of Meadowview's helmets and begin the one-hour lesson, during which experienced instructors and friendly horses will instill apprentice trotters with the confidence and know-how to safely operate an equine vehicle. Once the giant hourglass on top of the stable indicates that the lesson is over, students will untack, groom, and cool out their horse to reward it for not galloping into any gunfights.
Pioneered nearly 30 years ago by a Michigan farming family, Heffron Farms Markets dish up a bounty of naturally raised meats, organic dairy, and other wholesome edibles. Apple sausage links ($3.97 for 10) amplify morning protein levels in preparation for chicken-wing-ding ($2.75 for 16 oz.) lunches and thick-cut New York strip steak ($11.89 for 11 oz.) dinners. Toothsome dairy products such as eggs and Amish cheeses supply nutritive variety, and rainbows of individually quick-frozen fruits and vegetables fill in troublesome voids in food-pyramid ice sculptures. Pet owners can also stock up on eats for four-legged friends with ground chicken and bone dinners ($1.99), turkey gizzards ($2.69 for 16 oz.), and other chop-licking unmentionables. All prices may vary by location.
It's only a matter of time before grass takes over the earth; but in the meantime, Egypt Creek Lawn and Landscape fights the good fight with a range of landscaping services. Beyond just mowing, the landscaping and design experts can surgically edge walkways, spread mulch, trim shrubs, plant trees, or maximize spring growth with fertilizer and aeration services. When not making weekly visits to more than 300 lawns, the team draws on winter expertise to remove snow from walkways and freezer burn from pints of rocky road ice cream.
Licensed and insured crew members from HMK Landscaping specialize in commercial and residential lawn care services for fall and spring cleaning. In addition to retaining wall design and installation, they prune trees, repair sprinklers, and plant trees.
The dust- and dirt-seeking detectives from Bobby D's Super Clean canvass the home during professional, targeted cleaning sessions. A single technician maneuvers through rooms with powerful cleaning products to oust countertop stains and scum attempting to take up residence inside grout lines without proper permits. Experts focus on a specified room or area of the home, giving detailed attention to a kitchen or dusting the delicate light fixtures in a living room. Bobby D's qualified cleaners give interior windows a streak-free shine but don't work on garages or areas that require heavy lifting or wormhole construction for access. Appointments are available Monday–Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Since 1908, the Huizenga family has tended to the same parcel of land that is now Huizenga Brothers Greenhouses and Garden Center. There, fifth-generation family members work alongside the staff in the greenhouses, where annuals or perennials for planting in pots or flower beds are doted upon.