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Gratitude Award goes to: Sawdust Supply Company!

Posted by joeabbott on April 22, 2012

WP_000427WP_000431For the past few weekends Suzy and I have had obligations with the family: Easter weekend two weekends back, a wedding last weekend, and this weekend was our nephew, Sam’s, first communion. And let’s not forget the concert we attended last night!

But, in the quiet hours, we’ve been tidying up the backyard. I’ll likely detail some of the projects and doings later, but wanted to take a bit of time out to recognize Sawdust Supply Company of Seattle.


We’ve used their product GroCo compost in our yard a couple times before. We once had 10 yards of it dumped in our driveway … it was likely too much, but the stuff is amazing, most of our exposed landscaping is this product, and we were able to put it all to good use. Anyhow, it was time to get more (a lot less than before, though!) and I made an early morning run into Seattle to pick up a few 70# bags. And, happily, it really wasn’t that expensive. More than we drop on most meals out, less than we pay for the average landscaping “project”.

They had new hours (until 4PM) so a bit later in the day, after Suzy and I discussed plans and decided we needed more GroCo, we headed there together. I wanted her company because they had several products and I wanted to get the right “stuff”. Oh, and some topsoil. And some gravel. And a bit of paver base, too. Anyhow, we nearly maxed out the carrying capacity of my car. The kicker is this: our second trip was FREE!

That’s right, we paid nothing!

WP_000429WP_000430With Suzy at my side when we showed up the second time, we were able to involve the staff with more meaningful conversation (all this stuff … mulch, compost, topsoil, etc. … is just “dirt” to me) and they were super nice. When we explained we were looking for gravel and had brought pails, they said we could fill them ourselves and they’d eyeball the load for a final cost. Well, when we came back in … again, after our car was loaded with very nearly a half ton of goods … they guy said, “I don’t think I’ll have to look at your load”. I was a bit confused but the woman at the counter exclaimed that Sawdust Supply Company was having their 100 year anniversary and every 100th customer got their product for FREE!

The “huh? what?” turned into: Hooo-ah! Yeah!

While the cost wouldn’t have broken the bank, it was a delightfully wonderful surprise. I was bubbly the rest of the day on that piece of good fortune. Quite the treat. So, while we’ve been a Sawdust Supply Co. customers in the past, we’ll continue bringing them our business in the future … and recommend that you do, too!

Thanks, Seattle Sawdust Supply Company!


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