What a week. Sunday was the Holiday Bazaar, and it went really well. The center that I volunteer for was able to raise a nice amount of money that will be very helpful towards the care of the horses. I'm not sure if I've ever explained what we do at the center, but we provide medical care for horses who sometimes wouldn't make it otherwise. With community donations, we are able to take a horse on, rehab it, and charge the rescue a very low amount of money (between $350-$600) per month. Those horses are really costing around $1100-$2000+ per month for their care. Community donations offset the difference and make it so we can provide the low costs to rescues. Also, our vet works for next to nothing, but we can't keep asking her to do that. Right now we are auctioning off one ton of hay, which was donated to us. Sure, we could have fed it to our horses, but my thought was that if we sell tickets for $10.00 we can make enough money to feed the horses for a few months. So far, so good!
Wednesday was my birthday, but I'm at the point now that they are no longer fun, so no need to mention my age. My husband took me out to a nice dinner, and Denali left me a message asking where her gift was. Her caretaker then noted that horses get confused on birthdays, but she'll try to explain it to her.