Well here I go again- I went to the feed store I normally use and he had not brought in any new hay- just his last years so I only bought a few bales to cary me for awhile. I am intending to get hay in early this year if I can. But he did say when he gets his new hay, it will be $350 a ton- that's $22 per bale- and he's not giving a price break for buy tons instead of per bale. Owww. I love living here but the place is a sort of old family monopoly- not much competion at all- hundreds of miles away from any other towns. I went to the other feed store in town - they usually only carry a fescue/brome mix and I don't really like to feed fescue, not that I ever had a problem with their hay. He said he was gettting an orchard grass within the next week or two. They will call me with a price when it comes. I also have to pay an $80 delivery fee. So what can I do- animals have to eat and I don't have enough land to support my animals. But I can see a point coming where I will not be able to afford to feed my horses. I will have to fence in the newest goatie pen- my girls eat and get fat- I need to control their grazing anyway- maybe the grass will be able to be spread a bit longer if I do.