When I went to the feed store on Saturday, they had just received their hay delivery and the bales were neatly stacked! The gal who boards my horses buys her hay a truckload at a time, so she won't need any for a couple of months. I LOVE to see and smell hay! It's so ... earthy! So, for Earth Day today, I thought I'd post some pics of the hay delivery. There are actually two feed stores in town where I board my horses, but the other one is CLOSED (can you believe it?) on Saturday! Most of the alfalfa grown in California is grown in Brawley, near the Arizona border, and I see many hay trucks on the freeway every morning on my way to school driving up from the Imperial Valley. My cousin's wife's father used to grow his own alfalfa down in Thermal, on his 40 acre ranch years ago and he would give me a bale every now and then for my home garden. One time I opened up a bale, pulled off a flake and screamed! 8 little eyes were staring and screeching at me! MICE! I screamed at them, they screamed at me, and ran off as quickly as they could! I sure learned a lesson about opening up bales of hay! Have a Happy Earth Day!