Wednesday, November 14, 2012
I Hate Being Right
Some Horses Starving as Hay Prices Soar
The thing is it isn't just about owners not being able to afford hay. There simply isn't any hay to purchase. Period.
Almost every day when I am outside working someone stops and asks if I have any hay they can purchase or know of anyone who does. You can't buy it no matter how much money you have if it isn't there to buy and if you don't have enough pasturage to run the animals what are you going to do?
And seriously it isn't there.
We have been cutting and baling fields that we have never bothered with before due to poor quality just to feed my mother's retired herd of nags through the Winter. Not a soul around here has any hay to buy and most herd are on minimum rations. Cattle looking for better forage was the reason I got the 1AM surprise visit from the Highway Patrolman a few weeks back.
I have already heard a report or two of abandoned stock that wouldn't sell and we have not even made it halfway through November yet.
For some creatures the long, cold, hungry Winter has already struck and when it begins to effect the valuable livestock we humans are closer to that cliff than most even want to know about.
Stock up my friends.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!