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Hardware stores ready for any season


Eau Claire (WQOW) - Spring is just around the corner probably. 

But according to local hardware stores it doesn't matter when the green finally sprouts they're ready for either season.

At Parr's hardware in Eau Claire 25 years of experience tells them to never rush the seasons.

So the only thing they've run out of is salt, but the shovels they just put away during last week's pseudo-spring have now been pulled back out of storage.

Just across the aisle though is the hopeful display of grass seed and lawn fertilizer, waiting for the miracle of spring , which keeps getting delayed.

"It's really hard to get in the mood when it's like this.  I mean usually by this time, last year we had sold a lot of fertilizer for the spring and people were thinking about getting out in their gardens.  This year, nothing,"  says owner Rita Parr.

The spring orders have been placed and now it's just a weather waiting game to decide when they'll stock the shelves with lawn and garden equipment.

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