Well not much to report. We had a cooler day today but all of the rain sailed on by to the north of us, saw the storm clouds but didnt get a drop. Oh well. Just heard that the hay from the next cutting will be $7 a bale (from $3 to $4 to $5 and now $7). I just can't afford that so guess the horses will be eating small amounts of hay, oats, beet pulp, alfalfa cubes and straw for the roughage. The calories will be the same it will just be a task keeping them occupied as horses like to browse all day, they are grazers, so the straw gives them something to do that with even though it has no nutritional value. I have to move some of these horses, the market is at the worst right now because of the hay shortage and no-one wants new horses to get through winter so I don't know what I am going to do. People in Tennessee and the one county here in Indiana that I know of, are turning their horses loose on state land, in forests and recreational areas because they just can't afford to keep them and rather than let them starve in their back yards they turn them loose and let the county worry about it. Such a shame.
Well that is my vent for the day, so frustrating. Will check in again tomorrow. (((Hugs))))