On the heels of what I wrote below, I'm turning to a plea made by the folks at Sand Hill Preservation Center, a small family-run poultry and seed supplier in Iowa. Sand Hill has a great no-frills, no-nonsense catalog and for reasons of time and convenience accept orders only by US mail. Yes, email may be cheaper, faster, and more convenient but their theory is that in the long run the less we all use the mails, the more expensive they become. Sand Hill ships its chicks by mail and relies on six-day mail service. The idea being floated by the postal service of cutting Saturday deliveries would be a blow to the baby chick industry. Sand Hill's plea: "Send your order in by mail, support the system and support jobs and post offices." Hear, hear!
The mailing address for Sand Hill Preservation Center is 1878 230th Street, Calamus, Iowa 52729-9659.