What person doesn’t like the sound of the word “Free?” I don’t know them if they exist, but amongst people who know the price for something like a bale of straw, hearing that there was some for FREE was music to our ears!

We’ve been dealing with road construction in our teeny community for awhile now. The new bridge is nice, and I’m happy it’s done! It would be nice if they’d put the speed limit back to normal now too!! (hint hint!) But anyway, we were informed that they were done with the straw they had been using (what do they use straw for?) and that we could come and get it! We went with the truck first thinking that it was just a loose pile of straw and we could pitch it in. Turns out it was a LARGE stack of HUGE bales!! Yay!!! We got the first truck load and then hitched up the flat bed to get some more!

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It was a lot of lifting, but it was worth it! We have plans to use some of the bales in a straw bale garden! Fingers crossed that it’ll work! And others we want to use as ground cover in places to help with weed control and soil amendment. We’ll see what all we come up with to do with these bales! But of course we couldn’t pass up the FREE! 😉

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