The only place I know of around here that sells good quality hay is 30 minutes away and will only sell you 5 bales at a time due to the shortage down here in South Texas. This is a HUGE PITA, even though I only have one horse. There are other places, also about 30 min away that sell hay with no limits, but it's mediocre hay at best and the last bales I got from them have too many weeds for my liking. Add that to the fact that I can only really store 100 bales at a time between my trailer and the feed/tack room, and that no one from out of town will deliver for less than 300 and I am very grumpy.
A) spend a lot of money on gas and drive out and buy 5 bales at a time for good hay, making it that much more expensive
B) buy a bunch weedy hay that's just as expensive as the good stuff and just as far away, but I can buy more
C) put 300 bales in the garage at my house
Ugh. This is no fun and the other horse folks I know already stocked up the last time the out of town hay truck came, so I can't just split an order with them. How likely is 300 bales of hay to burn my house down again? Think the hay guy would deliver to a suburban address?