So the last three weeks I have been taking regular trips to the ranch where I get my feed and shavings and anything to do with the farm. I refer everyone that asks about where to buy feed to this ranch, anyone that needs wood, to this ranch, anyone that wants to learn about horses, to this ranch. I know these people they are good people, but I am not all buddy buddy with them if you know what I mean. to get to the point, 3 weeks in a row I was told they didn't have any feed, shavings and the oyster shell I ordered 5 weeks ago still hasn't shown up. funny enough everyone else was getting these items, and so I kept thinking maybe I was coming at the wrong time and it was all gone already. Turns out someone who was recently in my barn told the ranch owner I was stock piling feed and the works, and really didn't need all the items I was purchasing and she needed it more. How do I know, because today I went to buy chicken feed and scratch, having maybe 1 quarter of a barrel left, enough to feed my flock for 5 days, I knew I couldn't wait any longer. I got there as the truck got unloaded and the skids of feed were sitting outside waiting to be moved. well he couldn't exactly tell me he didn't have any now could he, so he told me that he preferred to keep the feed for those who could really needed at the exact time they buy it. when he elaborated he told me he knew I was stock piling and it was obvious I didn't need any. WHAT??? I keep 2 extra bags in my barn of feed 1 full barrel of BOSS and 1 barrel of Scratch. If we get hit with a snow storm and conditions are bad then I do not have to worry about getting down to the ranch which is 30 minutes away and I told him this, I also asked him about the Oyster shell which is special order and the shavings I had ordered. He pipes up with whom told him that BS and then tells me he sold her the shavings I had ordered and the Oyster shell!!! that made me even more upset, because if keeping 2 extra bags of feed is stock piling what is it called when you have over 7 bags each of feed and shell, boss and scratch and horse feed. She didn't even need the shavings because she had 40 yards of shavings delivered to her barn a month ago. I would know I was there helping her!!!!!!!! the worst part is she is supposedly my friend!! for those of you have have read a few of my rants already, will already know I have had a bad streak of luck. It seems now that I have no real friends in my community, I moved here 5 1/2 years ago and I have had these friends since, well slowly I am seeing they've never been friends they have just been using me and stabbing me in the back each time it suits them. this is the third person to do something of the sort to me in the last 8 months. I have no words to how I feel but its pretty low. All I keep asking myself is, how do I attract these people, and what is it that I could have possibly have done to be treated so badly?? I guess I am just feeling super sorry for myself at this point. Tomorrow I will wake up and likely tell her to take her high horse and fake Arse hair and shove it down her big very mouth. As for the ranch, I haven't decided yet what I am going to do, I could hold a grudge and make the 1 hr trip out of town to buy my feed now, or I could understand where he was coming from and let it roll off my back. Because I am so angry I will decide tomorrow. I will also be evaluating my friends too....I am sick of being treated like a wallflower and being trampled on. UGH!!!!