We just got in 500 bales from the field. It was cut, raked and baled for us and the area where 'our' 500 bales was laying was marked. The field owner sold 3000 bales and we all came and picked up the bales. We tried to get some kids to come help, but they all chickened out at the last minute so it was just hubby & me. It was a back breaker and when you consider we picked it up from the field, stacked it on the trailer and then unloaded it and stacked it at home, we handled about 1200 bales of hay in 2 days. ARRRRRGH!!!! Not something either one of us cares to do again, but looks like we will be in August this time. We also go through about 20 large round bales/year but we pick that up on a bale spike so it's not so labor intensive.