Monday, December 18, 2023

Hay Prices - Yikes!

 In our corner of Michigan the first taste of snow arrived just after Thanksgiving.

But it evaporated quickly and we all got spoiled with higher than normal temps.  Until today.
And the donkeys are not happy.

Heck no, we're not coming out of the barn.

But apparently the little we have will leave on Wednesday so no white Christmas.

The other big news at this teeny tiny farm is hay.  Do we have enough?  Where do I get more?  And how much does it cost?

Our hay supplier, for the first time since we got the donks, left Michigan for the winter.  Which meant we needed our full winter supply by Thanksgiving.  We filled the horse trailer, we filled the hay aisle, we put some in a storage shed.  But I worried we wouldn't make it until he comes back in the spring.  So I started calling around.  Found two places with hay.   I'm used to paying $6/bale.  I just paid $11/bale!  Believe me I only got the bare minimum to make sure I wouldn't have to worry.  
Good golly miss molly.

Monday, December 4, 2023

Sharone's Transformation

In the days when I thought I had purchased two black hens, things looked like this (August).
And then things looked like this a month later.
A little later in September, I clearly had a multi-colored hen.
And as we all know, in October Sharona became Sharone.

* * * * * * Vegan Delights * * * * * *
We made this dish for the family gathering at Thanksgiving and, apparently it was a hit as we came home with an empty dish.  Easy and deelish.