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    01-06-2012, 11:44 PM
  #51
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Druydess    
Alfalfa bales in Fl are going for $18 (regular squares).. yes-- you guys up north are very fortunate..
HOLY COW!!! Here in Pennsylvania I pay $1.50 a bale for good quality hay! This year the farmers practically paid you to take their extra hay, where I get it it went down to like $1. I would say we are fortunate... how much hay do you go through in Florida? I only have to feed here in the Winter.
     
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    01-07-2012, 09:51 AM
  #52
Yearling
Well we all know Oklahoma suffered an extreme drought this summer. I think the year before we could buy a ton for 40 dollars or so. This winter if you came across any farmer with enough to sell, it is about 75 dollars. Crappy hay too. Extremely short cut, so it just falls apart. We have a property that last spring we got 30 some bales out of, the baler gave us 5 and took the rest. Put down fertilizer, hoped for some rain. Not sure how many he got, I think it was like 7, we only got 2. Planned on buying 5 more from another farmer but he never got back to us.. So we are running out of hay quickly and looking for some more.
     
    01-07-2012, 12:30 PM
  #53
Trained
KB has dropped into position. It was quite dramatic, day before yesterday she was still up high and out to the sides. Yesterday she dropped, and you could see the outline of the little legs and feel them all folded up in her belly. She's starting to bag up, not softening in the tailhead yet but we're on the downward slope to delivery!
     
    01-07-2012, 12:43 PM
  #54
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians    
KB has dropped into position. It was quite dramatic, day before yesterday she was still up high and out to the sides. Yesterday she dropped, and you could see the outline of the little legs and feel them all folded up in her belly. She's starting to bag up, not softening in the tailhead yet but we're on the downward slope to delivery!
Interesting thing to see, Dreamcatcher....

I noticed Lena is lower today as well. Looked like she had a little bit of edema on the underside of her belly. We are also getting closer. Her bag is starting to work its way up, looked more equal. I guess earlier today she was laying down, with her legs spread out. Dad came in and was like "I think Lena is getting ready to have the foal." I asked why and he said she was laying down with her legs spread out, her vulva was gapping open and there was a red line down the middle, though everything else around was a lighter shade. I'm happy to know she trusts us enough, to let three people stand around her while she is still laying down. She looked miserable today. Didn't eat her food and kicked at her stomach before going out to lay in the hay this morning. While dad was watching her she had got up a little bit after, but by the time we all walked out there she was still laying down. At first she was sitting up, though she slowly leaned over, stretched out her legs, and stayed there for a few seconds. Then she shook her head and got up, was moving extremely slow today, like she was stiff.
     
    01-09-2012, 07:38 PM
  #55
Foal
Good luck with your foals, everyone! MHF, I absolutely love your horses! My Friesian mare is expecting her (and my!) first foal in the first week of May! I'm actually hoping for a colt because I love this breeding, definitely a bit more on the baroque side, and I'd love to raise up a baroque Friesian gelding. And, not that that's what he/she was bred for, but the foal will have incredible hair genes, so a colt could grow up to look spectacular!
     
    01-11-2012, 11:01 AM
  #56
Green Broke
We were picking up square bales for about 10 dollars each. We shipped a lot down from Nebraska, that total wound up being like 8 or 9 a bale. We have grabbed what hay we can here and there, you name it, we got it. My horses are loving the alfalfa that we are going through right now, they will be pissed when we run out of that and go to the prairie hay ;)

Super excited to see the foal Dreamcatcher! Hopefully soon, yes?
     
    01-11-2012, 11:38 AM
  #57
Trained
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Originally Posted by MangoRoX87    
Super excited to see the foal Dreamcatcher! Hopefully soon, yes?
Well, she's dropped a lot but not yet V'd out at the bottom, baggin up but not waxing and still tight at the tail head. So....COUNTDOWN begins, LOL!
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    01-11-2012, 04:01 PM
  #58
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Kansas Spice Girl    
HOLY COW!!! Here in Pennsylvania I pay $1.50 a bale for good quality hay! This year the farmers practically paid you to take their extra hay, where I get it it went down to like $1. I would say we are fortunate... how much hay do you go through in Florida? I only have to feed here in the Winter.
Yeah- it sucks.. we go through quite a bit in winter only because we get little rain..summertime we use a lot less; rain makes the grass just go crazy..
Trucking it down here is costly with gas prices and Texas has bought out most of the supply due to the drought. Cattleranchers will pay three times the asking price..so there goes our supply..
     
    01-11-2012, 08:44 PM
  #59
Yearling
I have a miniature mare due in the middle of September.
Pulled a miniature foal (breech) with the vet last wednesday and it was tiny so im very excited!
     
    01-11-2012, 09:17 PM
  #60
Showing
Thanks Zetha! This one will be for sale

Tell KB to get to it Dreamcatcher! Can't wait to see your little one.
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