My wonderful husband, Ron, has just arranged our supply of winter hay! He found a farmer who had hay for sale, and arranged to buy the hay now, keep it stored in the farmer's barn (because we have no room - yet!) and pick it up as we need it. This is exactly the solution we needed, and, while it will be somewhat expensive, it won't be as bad as buying $9 square bales from the co-op, like we did last winter.
So, if there's a hay happy dance, I am doing it! In fact, I could invent one - wouldn't you guys like to see it? I am the inventor of several fabulous dances, including "Toss the Chicken" and "Monkeyshines." The princess and my children do not particularly like it when I dance, but I know that my dances are BRILLIANT. Those kids just wish they could dance as well as I do!
Okay, okay - I won't dance - for now! But, in the back of my mind, I'm already working up a hay happy dance.... now, if I could just figure out a suitable name for it!