I have gushed considerably on here about how much I like and appreciate my barn owner. I am sad to be leaving at the end of the month even though I know it's the right thing for my horse, so I wanted to do something for him to say thank you for everything he's done for me.
I referenced one of the photos I took of his dog that I posted in my last entry, and drew this:
I am very pleased with how it came out and I hope he likes it! He loves this dog. My mission for tomorrow afternoon is to find a nice frame for it, and then I'll give it to him on the 1st when we leave.
My task for this week was to find hay to buy. I called my "regular" hay guy last week to see if he had anything good and he said he wouldn't have anything for a whole month! I started to panic a bit because I only have five bales left of the hay I've been feeding, which will last us until the move but not much longer. I also really wanted to get hay delivered to the new barn before we moved the horses so that I didn't have to worry about it because I am sure I will be a bit fried after the move.
Then late last night I was perusing Craigslist (I know, I know) and found an ad for last year's second cut for $5 a bale. I have bought hay from that person before and it was awesome, so I called him up and asked if what he had now was similar to what we got from him last time. He responded that it was actually even better than that, and they are huge bales. Umm, huge second cut green grassy bales for $5 each? Sign me up! So Claire and I bought 80 of them to split between us and he'll be delivering them next Wednesday! PHEW! By the time the horses burn through this delivery, it'll be time for this years second cut so we should be in good shape.