When I picture a bale, I never think of these. I think about baling with small bales, when people would stand on a wagon, hauling them up into a pile. Then moving them off those wagons to a haymow. Then tossing them down and using them to bed down cattle.
We have to bed down a lot of calves, so we need a lot of straw. Bales come in bigger sizes now! It's a lot more wrapped up in one package, and there's a lot less you have to move around.
Plus, you can't lift these. (Well, I can't. Maybe you can.) But a skid steer can! Kris has been buying these big straw bales to bed down the calves this winter. This is Josh unloading the big square bales this weekend.
We got a Christmas tree today. I held it up while Kris was putting it in the tree stand. I apparently got picked by the needles and have red bumps covering my arm. It's the same way my skin used to look when I got picked by straw. So far, the skid steer is showing no ill effects.