That was at the 2nd farm store stop of the day. At the first one I picked up alfalfa pellets and Goat Chow. Goat Chow wouldn't be my first choice for feed but it was either that or the store brand or medicated. I had tried the store brand last time and the goats had nosed out most of it. Medicated isn't an option so Goat Chow it is. We will see how that works out. Then I went to pick up rabbit food. The last bag I bought at this store was mostly dust which ended up on the ground. So I searched through their other brands-again only 2 choices- one for show rabbits(way too expensive) and the "dusty" stuff. Great. That meant I was going to have to make a trip across town to the other farm store. So I headed to the check out, passing all the 20 or so different horse feeds and multiple(gazillions, I'm sure) racks of candy. How many bags of candy do farmers really need?? But the animal feed choices are so limited. Grrr.
At farm store number 2, I was able to get a good rabbit feed but they don't carry the alfalfa pellets and their only goat feed is their own store brand which is worse than the "other" store brand. I did however find a great deal on cat food while I was there. But that didn't keep my mood from souring when I saw the rows and rows of candy and knick knacks at this store also. So it looks like I will be visiting both stores for animal feed from now on. It irritates me to no end to know I am doing that much driving to get food for 2 goats, 8 rabbits, and 25 chickens. BUT, I'm glad I have control over the food that is going into my own livestock. And I'm inspired to keep striving for affordable, good resources.
Hebrews 10:35-36 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.
For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.