With the gradual approach of winter, though we hope still some weeks away, we have begun our annual purchase of locally-grown baled hay for our livestock, being our flock of twenty Navajo-Churro sheep, one guard-donkey and three horses.
Though we have good pastureland, we still must supplement with hay during the winter months to keep our animals healthy. The hay we get comes from Hernandez, in the Espanola Valley, about forty miles away. Some of the hay is delivered to us and some we pick up in Hernandez.
The hay is all stored in our beautiful Bethlehem Barn, built by our monks last year.
Our ultility truck and trailer serve us well for our farming projects, but we must still obtain another used four-wheel drive passenger vehicle for trips to the doctors and business in town.
Abbot Christian and the monks