Friday, June 06, 2014

It's that time of year

Last night we picked up our first load of 140 bales.

Only two and a half more loads to go . . . just as soon as we get this first load in the barn. Where's my Advil?

We are thankful to find this hay. Rick's office manager gets her hay from this grower every year, but this is our first purchase. I don't think it will be our last. It it fairly priced for the market, looks good, and isn't too far away. He even has one field of finer-leaved stuff that is usually reserved by a man with old horses, but that customer doesn't need as much this year so we are getting some for the sheep. Once our barn is filled to the gills, we can rest easier in mind and body knowing that our four-legged stock are provided for for another year.

That's it for today from . . .


Theresa said...

It is a relief. I secured my hay for the year this week too. We are lucky that we have the same grower and he is a gem of a guy. He'll deliver to us at the end of summer, beginning of fall so we have time to feed out the last of last years stores. Your hay looks really nice BTW! I always buy first cutting and that is probably a good thing this year. It's going to be a long dry slog for growers even with irrigation.

Spinners End Farm said...

Looks great! We generally get ours around the Fourth of July.

Tina T-P said...

Beautiful hay! The Shepherd has an agreement with a local fellow to get second cutting out of one particular field that our ladies have deemed "acceptable". He stores it in for us in HIS barn - cordoned off so no one else takes any of that particular lot, and John picks up 10 or 12 bales at a time - that is all the storage space we have - although since the last two chickens went to chicken heaven during that last cold spell in Feb. he may be able to revise the barn and turn the chicken area into hay storage too - but his trailer only holds 10-12 bales anyhow - He gets second cutting because he says the sheepies don't get so much chaff in their wool from it.

Will we see you at Black Sheep this year? T.