I am now the proud owner of one ton of grass hay.
I was pleased to find a small dairy farm about three miles from me who was selling it for half the price of our local farm and feed store.
This is Dale, the owner of Whitewater Dairy Farm, standing on top of the hay bales. Not only did these two nice men load up the hay for me, Dale loaned me his truck - for free - so I wouldn't have to make multiple trips in my smaller truck. Now, that's right neighborly of him!
I got such a thrill driving my first load of hay home:
Here's Teagan in my side view mirror, helping me back down the barn driveway:
Big truck with lots of hay + my barn driveway = food for the new donkeys arriving on Sunday. Now comes the hard part...unloading it:
Hay storage area before unloading:
Hay storage area after unloading:
Sweeping out the back of the truck before returning it:
When we returned the truck, we took a few minutes to check out the dairy farm. Dale has 400 acres and about 400 cows:
Plus a few new baby ducks that had just hatched that morning:
This little guy is about 5 weeks old:
What a sweetie pie:
This baby had quite an active tongue:
Thanks for all your help, Teag. It would have SUCKED without you. Boy, are we going to be sore!