One good note, though - we found another source of hay! Horse farmer ran into hubby and gave him the number to his hay guy. Orchard grass/brome (-0- alfalfa!) 1100 pound bales for $100. No crap, not right of way hay. Still pretty pricey compared to previous years, but we've pretty much given up on our hay field this year...and maybe even next year if we don't get enough precipitation this winter.
I hope this guy has enough for us to use this winter - but if not, there's always the feed store, I guess!