Hay prices are skyrocketing in our area due to some weather anomalies. We have tried to pre-buy some hay at current prices to defend against the price increases coming this winter, but that puts pressure on existing resources for normal ongoing operating expenses. A bale of hay currently runs us about $5.00 all in. It's going to be $6.50 - $7.00/bale, soon. Based upon historic consumption levels, that will cost us at least $2,000.00 more this year than last year. If prices go higher or our population increases, that number will go even higher. Please buy a bale or two to help our horses to have full bellies this winter!