Sunday, December 18, 2011

Callahan's General Store

Callahan's has been serving the Austin Area for over 30 years and me personally for almost 20 years.  I love Callahan's because it's such a fun place to visit, especially on Saturdays when they have live music, food, and baby animals to hold.

Each Saturday, different critters are available for a closer look.  I've seen some of the most beautiful roosters, the cutest little baby goats, and this Saturday I met a pig named Spud.  Spud is a Bastrop fire rescue pig who is making himself at home at Callahan's while his family rebuilds their home.

So, what do I shop for at Callahan's?  That's a tough question to narrow in on, because they have everything from hardware to western wear including home decor, kitchen items, books, garden supplies, feed, baby animals and the list just goes on and on.

One of my first purchases at Callahan's was a food dehydrator that I bought to make my own beef jerky and dried fruit.  Food dehydrators can be found in the kitchen department along with all sorts of other tools and gadgets.

During my futile attempts to learn how to do the Texas Two Step, I outfitted myself in some authentic western wear from Callahan's.  I still have my classic western shirt, which goes perfectly with my red Justin Ropers.

Browsing the home decor department is a feast for the eyes.  There's so much cool stuff.  This is the perfect place to shop for gifts for Christmas, special occassions, or just because.  

If you're looking for super fun gifts, look no further.  Callahan's stocks gifts for sports fans as well as fans of a good sense of humor.  After all, who can resist talking frog slippers or squirrel underwear?  In fact, there's a little boy squirrel running around my yard who could really use these underwear (hee hee).

These days Callahan's serves as my backyard chicken headquarters.  I purchased my girls from their chick room which is full of little baby chicks, especially in the spring.

At Callahan's you can get all your backyard chicken supplies served up with a healthy portion of free advice if you need it.  The folks at Callahan's are very knowledgeable and ready to help.

If chickens aren't you're thing, maybe wild birds are more to your taste (no pun intended).  Callahan's has everything the backyard birder could want including bird houses, feeders and seed.

I saved my favorite department for last:  GARDEN!!!  Callahan's has seeds, tools, gloves, plus all my favorite fertilizers:  Hasta Gro, fish emulsion, and liquid seaweed.  Callahan's even stocks my favorite Lady Bug products. 

As you can see, Callahan's has a lot to offer, and I haven't even included it all.  I hope you'll go see for yourself sometime.  

Thanks for shopping local.


  1. Wow, Ally, I had no idea! I know other gardeners have gotten their stock tank planters at Callahan's, but I didn't realize what a huge wonderful store it is. I see a visit on the horizon.

  2. My first time at Callahan's, I popped in for a quick browse and came out 2 hours later! So much to see.

  3. Great review. I love Callahan's too. I ususally stop in after work, but I'm going to have to go on a Saturday. I want to see that pig in person.
    Cindy S.

  4. Last Saturday they had Santa, live music, baby potbellies, food trailers, and tons of other stuff. Johnson's Backyard Garden even had a farm stand set up on the porch selling local produce. The big adult pigs were just walking around the store. They love to untie people shoes. It was hoot!