It's that time of year again. Time for our biggest purchase of each year; to buy hay and straw for the year ahead. Each year we estimate how much we will need for the upcoming year. Hay is of course the main source of food for many of the animals; alpacas, goats, sheep, donkey and even the pigs eat a small amount of hay. Straw is used for bedding for the pigs all year and the alpacas, sheep, donkey, and goats in the winter. We also use straw in all the bird houses. This year we estimate that we will need 350 bales of hay and 250 bales of straw. We always try to buy all the hay we need for the entire year. It gives us a good sense of security knowing we have hay ready for everyone.
Fundraising is always a challenge and this is a big request! To purchase a year's worth of hay and straw our estimate is $2400.00. We have raised $675.00 so far and hope to raise enough over the next two weeks to purchase this year's supply. Would you be willing to contribute to our hay raiser this year and help us ensure a well stocked hay shed for all the animals in the upcoming year?
It is Wisconsin State Fair week. In honor of all the animals, we are thrilled to announce that we have a matching donor for our Hay Raiser during the week of the fair! From August 1 - August 12th, donations to our Hay Raiser will be matched up to $500.00!!! Now is the time to double your contribution and help us to reach our goal! Tremendous thanks to our matching donor and to all of you for your help and support!!!
Your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps.