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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

HOW MUCH......

I squeaked when I called for stable bedding. A 35% increase over 5 weeks. OMG!! This makes a 45% increase over 6 months. Straw is looming over our horizon.

I know they can't help it, the building industry is dead in the water, as well as a competing use for waste wood coming from the bio-fuel market. But, holy-moly Rocky! My bedding bill is the size of a mortgage, on a starter home anyway.

Anyone who has some stray bedding on the manure fork tossed into the bucket will see the above look on my face. As well as some hissing.

6 comments:

  1. It is a frightful situation! Although my bedding cost has not increased, I am increasingly worried about the availability and what I will do it I must explore other options.

    My recent worry has been the increase in price of beet pulp and now the inability to even find it locally. I bought up what my feed store had and they are not sure when to expect more. Something about the wet harvest......

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  2. Oh, oh. I didn't know about that. I don't use too much of it, but it has helped with the cost of feeding very lean Zing. It seems everything but the cost of keeping horses is going down. I expect to die in horse-induced poverty.

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  3. Thanks for the voice mail phone information. I have only gotten one load of bedding down your direction in the past year, but may have to just make a special trip for the bp.

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