Tuesday, October 30, 2012

What's this? There's white things in the air...

This morning I awoke to a sight I normally would enjoy. A sight that brings back warm memories..A sight I don't want to see until December. That's right, snow! Snow was covering the ground when I awoke this morning! Though it melted by noon I still can't believe it. It's still October and we've had our first snow fall!

We're busy battening down the hatches here, getting ready for the long winter haul. Samantha and I have a to-do list that is slowly getting things marked off. The main thing on the list is clean out (all of the goat/sheep and chicken) stalls. But we haven't had any straw. We've going to be getting some from a feed mill this week (fingers crossed).

We're also still looking for hay. Our normal guy rented his field out and we only got 1/4 of the hay we need for winter. The problem is, when hay wasn't scarce (though they were still charging a heap) we didn't have any money. And now that we have money people are wanting (at the very cheapest) $6 for square bales and $40 for round. We normally pay $3-3.50 for square and $20-25 for round.
People try to create a reason to charge as much as they do, "oh the drought, oh all the rain, blah, blah, blah..."
The real reason is because they can...
The last guy we bought square bales from even said how outrageous the hay prices are. And that there is no reason other than greed to charge that much.
There's my sob story for this post, I won't bore you with my troubles.

All of the animals are well, we're planning on putting Perseus in with Abilene and Esmeralda come November (they would be due sometime in April). We're so excited! Hopefully they get along and everything goes well so we have little lambs come spring!!!
It's so exciting to feel like we're actually starting a business!

Your Country Rose,
Gabrielle W.
"The Lord directs the steps of a christian. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand." Psalms 37:23-24

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