My True Love gave to me...
I don't know if I've been too generous with the hay lately or if the bales were lighter or smaller, but what I though was going to be just enough to get us through to Spring's first cutting was beginning to look not quite adequate.
Round bales of a bermuda mix are going for $60 a bale here. So when Paul mentioned that a guy at work found a place that was selling good looking rounds for $30, I asked him to make the trip. He had to take the day off work and the drive & loading took him the entire day as it was a 370 mile round trip. Add approximately $100 in fuel costs and the bales ended up costing less than $38 each.
We're now set for hay until next summer, maybe even fall!
Unless I get a cow.
Paul got a puppy, I don't see why I shouldn't get a cow.
Update: Speaking of cows, you've GOT to watch this video clip over at The Stockpot!!! Just make sure you don't have to go to the bathroom or are drinking coffee / tea.