Hay is magical. You can climb and play on it, you can feed it to animals, you can use it for bedding, you can compost it, you can mulch with it, you can build houses with it!
I am in love with hay. It smells like childhood and country. Like cows and horses and a sunny day.
When I first set out to start our own organic vegetables farm, I knew I will be using hay. One way or another, there must be hay on my farm.
I also knew I will need compost. Lots of it.
I decided to build my compost piles from hay bales (something I earned from Elliot Coleman). The hay allows for air flow, it is fast and easy to build with and eventually it will decompose and become part of the compost pile.