The Sheep Farmer is out of hay. It was time to search for a new source. I of course had not time to do that. Longhorn had round bales from a source not to far from local. I tried one. It was good quality (maybe more dust than I'm used to--no mold though) but what a mess to try to unwind and feed in portions. with only three horses per paddock at most I don't want to put them in an uncovered feeder. I have also noticed the amount of waste that happens around some round bale feeders. So I made a giant hay bag from a piece of netting from Dan's shop (where he makes fishing gear for commercial fishermen for those who don't already know that) I used smaller mesh and cut strategically placed holes for noses. I brought home two more round bales and after lacing the twine around them I placed one in each of the two sheds. This is day two and so far so good! I'm a happy horse caretaker this week! I will keep you posted on how it works as the bale diminishes.
The temps have come up drastically (were hanging between 0 - 10 for a a while with wind that hurt my face crossing the peak of Lithos) But in between we have had two lovely Sundays in a row for trail riding. Boy oh Boy that felt good!
I am still very busy at work and at home. Still no home PC so posts are few far between and concise. The stairwell is nearly done and the bedroom that J&D will need for their March retreat on the hill will be under way this weekend. Details will be forthcoming in less than a week I promise!