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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

"H" is for hay~ABC Wednesday 031010

As you know, I live in the desert, near Palm Springs, but I board my herd of 5 horses (all rescues) up in our local mountains. A wonderful, knowledgeable woman, Cathy, boards them at her ranch. She breeds and raises Peruvian Pasos and has over 20 horses on her ranch. Hubby and I are very happy with our horses being in Cathy's experienced hands, as we have only had our horses for 3 years, after our children left home. Cathy always has a huge pile of hay for the horses and one time I asked her when her next hay delivery would be. She said soon and I just happened to be there when the crew showed up! Yes, ALL that hay was for her! She buys hay (alfalfa) 4x a year. I learned she's been buying from the same alfalfa grower for over 30 years! They have a good working relationship and now his son and son-in-law are joining him and helping him deliver they hay. I hadn't seen the little truck at work before. Well, truth be told, I hadn't see a hay delivery before! So, I'm sharing it with you for ABC Wednesday, March 10, 2010.


Carolyn Ford said...

Working with hay must be a very back breaking job. I am sure the horses are grateful! These are nice photos of life on the ranch.

photowannabe said...

That's an amazing amount of hay, but if it has to last for 3 months I guess its just right. Very interesting post.

Roger Owen Green said...

The phrase "making hay while the sun shines" came to mind. Very labor-intensive; I'm glad there are those who do the necessary work.

On behalf of the ABC Wednesday team, thank you! - Ramblin' with Roger

jay said...

It must be quite intensive work growing hay in the desert - I bet it's not cheap! Your horses always look so fit and well, though, seems they're getting a fine diet!

Tumblewords: said...

That's a big job, for sure! Looks like the equipment is up to it, though and the hands must be!

ramblingwoods said...

Wow..that is a lot of hay..Thanks for taking in rescued horses.. How some of them end up being treated is criminal..My sister has three horses.