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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you

We managed to get a hold of 1,400 lbs bales of Milo!

It's a Thanksgiving miracle.

I called horse neighbor's hay guy. All he had was Milo. It was tested, nitrate levels well under the safety requirements, and the protein content at 10%.  And it was closer to a normal price than anything else I can find. Now I don't have to go out of State.

Happy dance!

We hurried over there to pick up our 3 bales (but ordered enough to make it through the winter), as that is all we can manage to drag behind us, this morning. We got loaded up and started to leave. And would you know it, I can't do anything without some type of adventure.

The rubber popped off the back wheel of the trailer. We were now stuck out in the middle of nowehere Kansas. Hay guy said that after he unloaded his 2 semi-truck loads at the co-op, he would run by his house and come back with a compressor.

Over an hour later, and Medium begging to go and catch field mice to eat, hay guy arrives. His compressor wouldn't start so we had to wait for his buddy. ~sigh~  20 minutes later, and a tire hissing from where a nail is stuck in it, we were on the road. Made it home fine.

Unloaded one bale out in the field. Winston the bull was so overcome in joy that he bucked and spun in the air as he bellowed. What a sight.

But now I am several hours behind on my pie making.

Happy Turkey Day!!!

8 comments:

Mamma Bear said...

So happy for your critters!

Happy Thanksgiving to You and Yours!

Mamma Bear & Family

Judy said...

Yeah!

kymber said...

i am doing the happy dance with you Phelan! i am so glad that this weight has been lifted from your spirits - yes, a Thanksgiving Miracle!

your friend,
kymber

(hmmm...my word verification is "propper"...is someone trying to tell me something?)

TransFarmer said...

Yay!! Good for you and the animals. So glad you were able to get food for them. I know that's a big weight off of your mind. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

HossBoss said...

Good for you, Phelan. Blessings come in all shapes and sizes ...sometimes it's a beautiful pie and sometimes it's a gorgeous hay bale!

It will be a Happy Thanksgiving for all at your place tomorrow!

Phelan said...

Thank you guys. and you too!

Stephanie in AR said...

I am so glad for you!

I'm wondering how the hay situation is around here - we only have chickens right now. The usual farm practice -in the flatlands of Arkansas is to harvest a field and then burn the stubble to kill insects and other pests. It is very common to have stretches of highway nearly undriveable due to smoke and the skies just black with smoke. A few farmers might bale wheat straw in the spring (the few that plant wheat anymore) and even fewer bale rice straw but this year...corn stalks/stubble, soy bean stubble, rice, pretty much you name it and it has been baled into those giant shredded wheat looking rolls. Very very few fields were burned. It's as though someone dropped a bunch of pod people in the area. Even the fields that were flooded & left unplanted - the weeds in those fields have been cut and baled. Here's hoping the snow and rains come and the fields return to normal.

small farm girl said...

I'm so glad to hear that you found some hay close to you. Now you can relax. hehehehe. Ya, ok, I know.

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