Monday, October 10, 2011
...I can honestly say that when it comes to my girls, I thought there probably wasn't one. In this last year of living "on our own" shall we say, I have tried different supplements, grains, and hay providers. Working on what works best for me and the girls. Of course I have noticed it in my checkbook, but I enjoy feeding them my way without explanation, complication, or drama.
When Tari the Great Bay Whale was carring Speedy, Mindy asked me to feed a certain grain and vitamin supplement. Mindy has done a ton of research on this kind of stuff and decided that this would be best for mare and foal. So I jumped on board and started feeding everyone that way!
So on Thursday I rolled into the feed store to pick up my usual, the price had increased. Increased AGAIN! I have been buying grain about every 4 weeks. And for the last 3 trips, it's increased every single time I have been in. $.50 here, $1.00 there, but this time was different. When I first started buying this grain, it was around $16.50 a bag....when I went in Thursday it was $19.49. So I said wow, up again huh? Lady says really? Yeah I say...it was $18.49 last time I was in. So she says, let me double check, I could have made a mistake...
So she looked...and she had made a mistake, this grain should have been rung up at $22.49, not $19.49. I have been buying the alfalfa mix...the grass mix was the $19.49 bag. So we unloaded the alfalfa and reloaded the car with the grass... I do love my girls, but not at $22.49 per bag. I have seen several threads about feed going up, and I get that. But really? In 4 weeks almost $4.00? Uh, love 'em but apparently I do have a price limit on my love for them...
So this weekend, I read up on comparable grains at a more reasonable price. I don't want them to go without grain, especially in the winter, but I am not going to feed them gold... I still need a place to live!
I am pretty sure that I have found a suitable replacement that is low in sugar, no molasses binders, high in fat, and protein. (0:
Oh, the stress of the freedom of buying feed for my horses!!