This past week we spend over $4000 on feed, supplements, medicines, orchard grass hay, alfalfa and other needs, much of it paid with donations your made to the rescue recently.
With all the recent intakes this purchase will help for 4-6 weeks. We added one more to the herd on 10-17-18, a middle aged mare named Nova that is being assessed by our trainer for rideablity and hopefully we can make available for adoption soon.
We get our orchard grass from the same grower out of southwestern Colorado and these 800-900 pound bales cost us $150 each. Friday we took delivery of 20 bales which will last us 6-8 weeks at a cost of $3000 for the load. We also have about 100 bales of bermuda grass left from the purchase we made this summer of 256 bales while prices were cheaper.
We also got a small amount of alfalfa, six bales. They were out last week so we got a rain check, which was good because the cost went up by $2/bale when we picked it up. We got to pay last weeks price and I had a 10% off coupon they honored too. Frugal is my middle name. This will help feed the three goats that came in this spring and the sheep dumped on our road and almost killed by our neighbors donkey that came in almost two weeks ago. Nell is doing remarkable well for the beating she took.
After the last two large rains, Oct 7th & 16th, some of our barn stalls were very wet so we are trying some pelleted bedding which is easier to store than bales of straw (which some got mildew so we had to toss them).
We also got deworming paste, joint and hoof supplements, more meds for Gwen's eye infection and some tarps to cover everything from the rain.
So this gives you an idea of how your donated funds are used and also how much we appreciate your donations because they allow us to provide the level of care that we do and to help those in dire need.
All the horses, donkeys and minis THANK YOU so much!!! We do too!!!!
Many, many thanks for all you do to help the rescue! Christine