By Kimberley on Oct 23, 2008
Oil prices are still jumping around.   Like many, we locked in our winter oil heating costs at a ridiculously high rate only to see the prices drop recently.   Ugh.
A wet summer damaged local hay crops, resulting in higher hay prices and less hay supplies to get everyone though the next winter.   Even wood shavings, used as bedding for our horses, has gone up 20% in the past year.
Fertiliser prices are skyrocketing, impacting the costs of many agricultural products.   Even organically grown maple syrup is at an all time high price and is expected to increase in price with the upcoming season.
Yup.   The cost of living just keeps going up and up, and now we get to factor in the global economic crisis and wonder HOW and when things will, if ever, turn around.
Meanwhile, lobster is selling for $3.99 a pound at our local DeMoulas Market Basket supermarket.   Cheaper than most steak.   Cheaper than a hamburger meal.   Cheaper than a foot long sub.
Things are tough right now.   Unless you happen to love lobster.