Heavenly Nostrils by Dana Simpson

Heavenly Nostrils

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  1. Kali39

    Kali39 said, over 1 year ago

    Fancy feasting?

  2. Destiny23

    Destiny23 said, over 1 year ago

    Yeah, farmers put a lot of artistry into their hay-baling!

  3. kaykeyser

    kaykeyser said, over 1 year ago

    I wounder what is a good year for hay?

  4. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 1 year ago

    Artisanal? You mean genetically-engineered by monsanto?

  5. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 1 year ago

    2007 and 2008 were bad years for hay in Central Oregon. Everybody grew it in 2007 and the price crashed. Almost none grew it in 2008 and so there wasn’t enough.

  6. overzen

    overzen said, over 1 year ago

    Hmm, I need more fancy fruit snacks…

  7. Logan Sackett

    Logan Sackett GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I laughed out loud because I was just saying to someone yesterday how silly the overuse of the word artisanal has gotten.

  8. Q4horse

    Q4horse said, over 1 year ago

    My horse prefers natural forage when he can get it. The artisnal farmer is probably upset about the vanishing hay bales. With this years hay shortage they are expensive.

  9. Half Caper Farm

    Half Caper Farm said, over 1 year ago

    @kaykeyser

    It certainly wasn’t this year! What the army worms didn’t eat, the drought killed off. The price tripled and quadrupled – when you can find it. My horses and goats are eating hay from Quebec (I’m in SW Ontario).

  10. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 1 year ago

    Hay now!

  11. Dampwaffle

    Dampwaffle said, over 1 year ago

    A few years ago we had a long cool spring and a delightful summer. I stopped at the hamburger stand in Dorris, CA, and listened to a couple hay growers talking about the mild weather. One of them was complaining that he had to do a fifth cutting instead of the usual three. Two extra cuttings off of one planting. Poor baby. The next year the market went nuts because of shortages mentioned above and people were going around stealing truckloads of hay from isolated hay barns. Crazy!

  12. Daniel Drazen

    Daniel Drazen said, over 1 year ago

    “Artisanal” is all about marketing.

  13. Happyᵌ

    Happyᵌ GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    “Artisanal” bread was originally bread that peasants made and ate.

  14. Q4horse

    Q4horse said, over 1 year ago

    @Dampwaffle

    Hay stealing has got so bad that farmers are hiding GPS trackers in their hay stacks. I hope Marigold paid something for that hay.

  15. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 1 year ago

    Speaking of Dorris, I used to work down in the western half of Siskiyou County. The farm economics were a bit messed up. I wrote this in National Wave of Foolishness, volume 2:

    “Using California as an example again, the Scott Valley in northern California grows mainly hay and grain crops and the subsidies are what keeps the farmers going. 50 miles north of them are major fruit processors/distributors and Jackson County in Oregon populated with more than 250,000 people. The Scott Valley is near I-5 and a rail line that runs into Jackson County and the rail line runs a few feet from at least two of the fruit processors. The line was shut down for a time, not the least of whose reasons was a lack of business, but it’s supposedly going to be reopened. See a possibility or two?

    No, because the farmers in the Scott Valley are tied to the subsidy. It was 16 million when I worked in the region and the subsidies accounted for much of the farmer’s income."

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