After 3 days of tough work, 300 bales of hay are in the hay shelter, or about to be tarped. It took a round trip of 82 km and three trips to get it. The picture below shows the horses eating their second last bundle from last year. Talk about going right to the wire! Note the empty hay shelter in the background.
The 18 foot trailer hauled by a Dodge 3500 made short work of it, once the hay was loaded.
Boots stayed clear of the activities.
For those of you wondering about the cost of wintering over 3 horses in this part of Alberta, the 300 bales cost $5 each and weigh 55 pounds average. The diesel fuel cost another $80 to go get them. Fortunately, my friend loaned me his truck and trailer, and being retired, I work for
Tomorrow, I am going into town for coffee with the folks, and then I AM GOING TO VEGETATE for at least one day!