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Last Call- Hay Is For Horses Edition

Robert Emslie December 6, 2012 Last Call 26 Comments

I don’t exactly know why – I mean it’s dumb as a thumb – but this makes me giggle uncontrollably.

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  • Scandinavian Flick

    That there truck; it's a rollin' the hay.

    • pj134


    • dukeisduke

      I could've gone my whole life without seeing that picture.

    • John Elway's daughter is kinda hot.

  • $kaycog

    I need some of that hay to feed my nightmares.

    • Alcology

      Whinny you gonna smarten up and realize nightmares aren't real?

    • gearz1

      Mares eat oats,eh?

      • $kaycog

        And does eat oats.

        • gearz1

          And little Lambs eat Ivy.

  • I've personally helped unload that much hay by hand, and believe me it sucks, big time. Those look like 125 pound bales. It's a real drag to wrestle them off the truck and stack them. Instead, you get one of these. Much more gentlemanly and civilized.
    <img src="http://forum.ih8mud.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=191738&stc=1&d=1196273150"&gt;

  • When you're paying twice what you're used to for beef this February, remember this post. Here in the flyover states, the price of hay (not to mention alfafa, the supercharger of cattle feed) has doubled due to drought. There's now a black market in stolen hay of all things.

    Not to be a downer, but the fishing hole in my back yard is going dry for the first time in 50 years and it's having an emotional effect.

    • MrHowser

      I heard about that hay theft problem on the radio yesterday or today – pretty crazy.

      • Left or right, NPR is a useful resource.

  • dukeisduke

    I've unloaded bales from pickups and stacked them in a pole barn when it was like 95 or 100 outside, and it was no fun. And oh yeah, watch out for snakes!

    • I stacked a bunch of hay bales (not straw, not sure why) on a trailer for my buddy's barbeque team about a month ago. One of the last bales I picked up had a copperhead stuck under the wire. I had to kick it a couple of times to make sure the bastard was dead..

    • danleym

      I've done that one too. I'd never so much as touched a bale of hay as a kid, but my wife's family had horses, so I've gotten to tag along picking up 6 months worth of hay a few times. Best part is all the junk that gets up your nose and keeps coming back out for the next couple days.

      A couple weeks ago I ended up having to move a bunch of hay bales around in the middle of the city with a bunch of people who had never moved one before- it was almost amusing the way everyone just looked at them like "what do I do with that?"

  • ptschett

    I know a guy who does custom hay cutting & baling for people – his wife's car had vanity plates saying "HAYBABE".

  • Throwing hay bales up on a truck builds character! And, when you are are young lad who think wearing short pants is cool, and no matter what job you are doing shorts are just fine, nothing teaches the value of blue jeans like loading a trailer full of alfalfa square bales. At least the way I learned, when the stack gets tall, you bounce the bale off your knees before jerking it up over your head to toss onto the truck. Which is way not fun in shorts.

    Speaking of hay for sale, whet happened to the Hooniverse Marketplace? All I see is the one International, did that not work out or does no one want to pony up the $25 or what?

    • dtargo

      what about throttle yard btw

    • Got one listing coming next week. Not cheap, but think you guys are gonna like it.

      Also, haven't been pimping it at all as a reminder to the readership. Need to get on that…

      • COEJOE

        Looking forward to seeing it!

      • Sweet! I'll keep my eye out. Are there any sort of restrictions on, shall we say, 'quality' of vehicles? I might need to unload a project or two, since multi-state long term storage has some limitations. And $25 to be seen by a multitude of Hoons strikes me as quite the bargain.

        • No restrictions, but we do reserve the right to call 'em like we see 'em. i.e., if your pile is a pile, we don't want anyone thinking otherwise. That said, everything has a buyer at the right price.

          Yeah, basically the idea is that eBay's both expensive and a pain and CL won't necessarily get you in front of the right audience.

  • Jethrine

    Tough to explain.
    Shortage of willing ruminants?
    Maybe the missing bale is a glory hole.

  • gearz1

    The first thing that came to mind looking at that picture,was you better have your windows up because that must be leaving a trail of chaff and dust.