This week, the hay gods had decided to smile upon me. Hay is crazy expensive right now. The closest feed store to me sells a round bale for $165.00! As I was driving past the feed store few days ago, I saw in the median of the highway what appeared to be an exploded bale of hay! Oh, yeah. Not passing that up! It was beautiful, sweet smelling coastal. Called a friend to help me load the truck up. 3 truck loads later, tired but elated, she called that feed store to find out if they knew what the situation had been with that hay. A customer had come in to purchase 2 round bales and insisted that she tie them down herself. She gunned her truck as she got onto the highway, losing both round bales. None of the netting remained on these bales so we figure that the inside of the round bales popped out. Leaving the outermost part of the hay and the netting still tied down in her truck.
And then on my way home from work today, guess what I see on another roadway to home? Yep. Another round bale! I could not believe it! It had rolled onto someone's property and so I spoke to him about picking it up. He told me to have at it. A truck had come around the turn too fast and that round bale popped off, too!
I feel bad for the people that lost their hay, honestly. But if it was me that lost them, I'd be sitting my rear right there until help arrived!