At least, that's what Huey Lewis and the News said via that tap-your-foot song.
Don't tell me that I'm crazy.
Don't tell me I'm nowhere.
Take it from me
It's hip to be square.
I guess it's hip to be square for hay bales, too. "It's hip to be rectangle" doesn't have quite the same ring to it, though it's probably more accurate if you ask your average kindergartener about the stacks of hay at Central Livestock.
I've been to farm auctions.
I've been to cattle auctions.
But I'd never been to a hay auction.
The variety didn't end with the people. There was brome hay. There was alfalfa. There was a pile of teft hay. There were small bales, big square bales and a couple of big round bales.
So why would we need to buy hay when we raise hay? In fact, we grow alfalfa and sudan, both of which we bind up in big round bales and feed to our cattle.
|This is the trailer of hay Randy ended up buying.|
Growing alfalfa has always been part of the crop rotation for Randy's family. Back when Randy was a child, they used a sickle mower which laid the hay flat. Then, they would rake the hay. Since they didn't own a baler, a neighbor would bale it into square bales. Then, Randy, his brother and dad would pick up the hay from the field.
We'll hope those small bales of hay will help us take our cows home, too.