Awareness of the outside world. “Butler was born and raised in Pasadena and became a renowned science-fiction author. She was an alumna of Washington Steam Multilingual Academy, which in her day was called Washington Middle School.” Pasadena Now: Pasadena School Board Approves Resolution Renaming Washington Middle School to Octavia E. Butler Magnet, Calayag, February 2022. Octavia E. Butler Official Site.
The search for hay continues.
Local feed stores have been out for weeks.
Local chain out.
Other branch of chain has a new load. I head over.
Train on the way out. You can’t see from the photo; the train has stopped.
Train on the way back.
Success! So I didn’t mind the second train so much.
We used to fill the barn with a large load of lovely hay that lasted all winter. After that particular farm stopped producing, we’ve had trouble finding a steady source of hay that these two yahoos will eat. I don’t want to get 150 bales only to watch them grind it into the dirt.
From Spring 2021 “… when one’s overfed, spoiled, picky eaters have spent the last several weeks pushing last year’s leftovers around their plates.” [Hurrah]
Hay Quest 2022 continues!
Yes, pandemic. Yes, supply chain. Mostly, early Spring.
[Horse Opinions on Hay Net Enrichment and Other Activities] 2022
[Spring Snacks] 2022
[Hurrah, Hay Is Here!] Spring 2021
[The Adventure of the Missing Hay Pile] 2018, an oldie but a goodie