It's quit raining now, so I put on my chore boots and sloshed through mud to go mess with the horses.
Adam and Jessica took the two horses they board with us on a weekend trip, so it's just Blue and Libby for a couple of days. I figured this was the perfect time to introduce my filly to the wider world of our 43 acres.
If she's gotten shocked yet on the electric fence, I haven't seen it. She and Blue went for a run when I first turned her out, but she seemed to have avoided the wire.
I don't think she'd founder on that tall grass at this time of year, but I'm trying to introduce her to things slowly. Horses' stomachs can be pretty touchy.
I imagine we'll start feeding some hay the first of November; there'll still be grass, but I don't know how many nutrients are in it in winter.
The grandson took a few bales of our alfalfa to the sale barn a couple of weeks ago, and it brought $4.30 per bale. Amazing! I hope our horses know they're getting some prime food. We have some big round bales of orchard grass and clover we'll feed, and perhaps just supplement with the alfalfa. I wonder how much it will be worth in January?