Ottakee, you know, I had thought about doing the whole beet pulp thing...it is just so messy and hard to keep when you have to soak it for 24 hours...the cubes and pellets expand in just a matter of minutes, really. (read: I'm lazy, and hay cubes are easier) - - although I just got done reading a southern states article that says it really only needs 30 minutes...hmmm might be worth looking into - thanks!
Dumas, I don't know where any feed mills are around here....guess I can start investigating
Kitten_Val - thanks for the idea about the hay stretcher...I might be able to use that! I had already been in contact with Southern States - they have lots of forage, but nothing grass and cubed...although I might have to check out the chopped grass hay...I didn't price that last time I was at the feed store.
Thanks everyone!!! *waves*