So it's no surprise that when it comes time to buy hay, if it's at a good price, we'll stock up and buy a whole squeeze.
For two horses.
This is what a squeeze of hay looks like, being delivered:
And here's what it looks like after my very strong, wonderful husband and two sons stacked it in one of our 12X16 stalls, part of the breezeway, and tarped off the rest:
It took them all day, and approximately a gallon of drinking water each.
Did I mention it is summer?
I wish I could have taken pictures of all their hard work, but I was at work myself.
The good thing about all this hay, for our very small herd, is that we won't have to do it again until the beginning of next year.
And here are a few other good things about hay:
It's a nice spot to chill out between chasing lizards.
It's a great place to lean, especially after a bath.
Just ask Pepper.
And, it's delicious.
Here's another good place to lean.
And here is what throwing hay in 100+ degree heat will do to a sixteen-year-old:
(Whatever you do, do NOT tell him about this picture. He'll never speak to me again.)
At least until he gets hungry.