Monday, October 14, 2019
Autumn Snow, Hay, Pumpkins, and Trail Rides
What a year! We had snow in September and early October...
which hasn't happened in September for almost a hundred years.
Then it disappeared and Autumn returned: pumpkins, yellow and orange leaves, crisp sunshiney days.
We have a tradition of going to the pumpkin patch together--and we continue it, but in a more adult fashion--stopping for beer, wine, and hard cider.
The vet came for Cowboy.
She gave him the RX for Equioxx, but she wants me to give it to him in spurts with sections of rest in between to allow his body time to cleanse itself. I'll definitely give it the night before and after a ride. But, overall, she thinks he's doing pretty well and not in need of a daily dose yet.
We got our hay.
Fourteen round bales and about 10 tons of small square bales that, unfortunately, we've been going through way too fast already. I can't find normal square bales anymore. Instead, I'm seeing hay sold in rounds and squares. I purchased 3 rounds at $95 per round.
3 rounds is about 1650 pounds, so you can see it's an expensive proposition. I was paying $200/ton delivered and stacked. Rounds work out to a bit more, and we had to pick it up in my horse trailer.
The traditional "round" bales are about 750 pounds and run $45 a bale. Our supplier puts away 42 for us.
Well, heading back out on the trail with some friends and my Cowboy! And my sweetie and I are getting ready for that super romantic Maine and Boston trip I was telling you about earlier! I'll share that adventure when we get back! Happy Autumn!