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Old 05-16-2014, 12:17 PM
 
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Hello, I am a new member here and currently live in a suburb near Chicago. My husband and I are looking to relocate. We are interested in renting a small farmette, as I have a horse. A small 2-3 stall barn with nearby riding trails would be perfect. I am an RN so would be looking to work at a nearby hospital, my husband works for ATT.

Does anyone have any suggestions of cities to look at?
Thanks :-)
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Old 05-16-2014, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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South Woodstock has the Green Mountain Horse Association (GMHA) Welcome to The Green Mountain Horse Association | The Green Mountain Horse Association, Inc. but I can't speak for proximity to hospitals.
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Old 05-20-2014, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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Not sure about you and your husband, but your horse will love it here!
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Old 05-21-2014, 05:32 AM
 
Location: Live - VT, Work - MA
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I often think about loading the truck and trailer up with VT hay and bringing it to our barn that we board at in RI as the cost for quality hay is much lower.....but alas I have not done that.

The board prices and much lower in VT if you can't find a farmette to rent (which may be very hard to find) and will be boarding. Where in Vt are you looking?
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Old 05-23-2014, 07:56 PM
 
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I often think about loading the truck and trailer up with VT hay and bringing it to our barn that we board at in RI as the cost for quality hay is much lower.....but alas I have not done that.
Would it really be cheaper when you consider the extra gas for hauling the trailer and the load? Even if it's only slightly cheaper, there is something to be said for convenience.
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Old 05-27-2014, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Live - VT, Work - MA
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Would it really be cheaper when you consider the extra gas for hauling the trailer and the load? Even if it's only slightly cheaper, there is something to be said for convenience.
Yes it would more than pay for itself......

$8-9 per bale here for second cut $3.50-4.50 in VT........$125 in diesel to get to my place in the NEK and back and I can carry a heck of a lot more than 40 bales......

We pay for convenience everyday........
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Old 05-28-2014, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Winter Springs, FL
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Yes it would more than pay for itself......

$8-9 per bale here for second cut $3.50-4.50 in VT........$125 in diesel to get to my place in the NEK and back and I can carry a heck of a lot more than 40 bales......

We pay for convenience everyday........
I would think it pays for itself. Hay is fairly cheap in VT, but you can get it cheaper in Canada. I don't know prices, but an equestrian farm near our home purchases tractor trailer loads of hay from Canada cheaper than what they can get it in Vermont.
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Old 05-29-2014, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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I would think it pays for itself. Hay is fairly cheap in VT, but you can get it cheaper in Canada. I don't know prices, but an equestrian farm near our home purchases tractor trailer loads of hay from Canada cheaper than what they can get it in Vermont.
I was visiting a thoroughbred (racehorses) farm in the UK a couple of years ago, and was amazed to learn that all of the hay and grain for the horses was imported from Canada!
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Old 05-30-2014, 08:19 AM
 
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Yes it would more than pay for itself......

$8-9 per bale here for second cut $3.50-4.50 in VT........$125 in diesel to get to my place in the NEK and back and I can carry a heck of a lot more than 40 bales......

We pay for convenience everyday........
At 40 bales, $3.50 vs. $9 saves $95. That's worth it.

But you're only saving $15 if you're buying it for $4.50 in VT and $8 where you're located.
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Old 05-30-2014, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Live - VT, Work - MA
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The point of the 40 bales was the fact that I would need to bring back roughly 40 to cover my fuel.....I can bring back well over 100 bales if I loaded the truck and trailer.

That being said, our farm usually buys Canadian but by the time it reaches us it is $8-9/bale with all the middle med.
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