Sunday, March 30, 2008

A Step in the Right Direction

Here's a bit of good news: Yesterday we got a new load of hay and were pleasantly surprised to find that for the first time in recent memory, the price had actually gone DOWN a little bit! Of course, the price it had gone down to was $7/bale, which is still very, very high. But at least it's a step in the right direction.

The sheep informed me that this new batch of hay (a grass/alfalfa mix) is positively the most heavenly thing they have ever eaten. When I went out on one of my several daily "Anyone having lambs yet?" visits, to check on them, they could not even be bothered to look up at me, they were so busy eating this delicious new hay.

If you've ever seen 27 pregnant ewes racing to swallow bites of hay as big as their heads, with the most supremely blissful expressions on their faces, you know it's a sight to make you smile!


Rhea said...

27 pregnant ewes chowing down on fresh hay? I need a visual! Where are the pictures!! :o)

What a plesant surprise to have the cost of something go down...maybe our gas prices will drop? Wishful thinking, I know.

Nancy Chase said...

It's raining here, so no photos for another day or two. And by then, who knows? There COULD be lamb photos soon!