I'm just a fellow out standing in his field...
The Daily Strumpet is the continuation of the Daily Strumpet newsletter which started in 1983. Anything else is just a cheap ripoff.
If you are talking a small square bale, yet I'd go with the pitchfork. For a large round bale it might require mechanical intervention in the form of a straw blower. I'm actually going the other direction here. Used an antique hay knife to cut open a partially frozen round hay bale yesterday.
The blower/chopper makes a nice fluffy mulch. It did a nice job but was not worth the amount of effort.
You should start making some in your shop and sell them as the newest invention, Ralph. A lot of folks woldn't know any better! lol
I like the idea of chopped straw. The voles made homes under the straw I spread last year. I kind of made a giant hamster home for them.
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