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16779Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: Hay vs Straw

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  • Mark Hendershott
    Dec 14, 2004
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      At 04:18 PM 12/14/04 +0000, Lady Linet Gray wrote:

      >Why does somebody need to be wrong here. Obviously you gentlemen have
      >different experiences with straw bales, but neither of you has to be
      >right, nor wrong. My own experience with bales of all kinds is that
      >whether a bale is more dense or less depends a lot on the machine it
      >was baled on and the settings. Straw would, scientifically be less
      >dense on the basis of it being made of hollow tubes filled with air,
      >but if compressed tightly enough, yes a bale would be quite sturdy. I
      >have had reason to be in contact with both tightly baled straw and
      >hay as well as loosely baled hay and straw. Personally I would rather
      >try straw as it is cheaper and why waste good feed. Now if I could
      >get moldy bales of hay for free...I'd take that in a second.
      >Both of you are correct in your statements. The only thing I see that
      >is wrong is the combative tone of the second post. Please consider
      >the tone of your messages. We are supposed to be part of an
      >organization that bases its existance on chivalric values such as
      >honor and courtesy.
      >Happy Holidays
      >Lady Linet Grey

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      Straw has one other advantage. When you are through with it can be used
      for mulch in the garden without much risk of importing avery plant growing
      in the hay field.

      Simon Sinneghe
      Briaroak, Summits, An Tir
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