16816Re: Hay vs Straw
- Dec 17, 2004=) I stand almost corrected. Well, mostly corrected.
I was comparing twine and twine. The wire wrapped hay is so
dense, it really takes 4 men to move them.
Now, I had totaly forgot about wire wrapped, so don't thump me.
I said don't thump me.
Well, why are you not trying to thump me?
-sniff- You don't love me no more!
(the previous was not directed at any one person)
--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, George Mateja <bryn1594@y...>
> You are not correct when you state that "straw is not
> as dense, nor as strong as hay. So, the straw bales
> will not hold up as well as the hay bales when used
> for archery or war barriers." Wire tied straw bales
> are packed much more densely than hay and hold up
> better than twine packed bales. They have the
> advantage of being baled as tightly as round bales and
> are able to be carried on and off the field by hand.
> They easily last several years under heavy use for
> --- Lord Cain Saethydd <capt_cain@y...> wrote:
> > Being a truck driver in the 'AG' (agriculture)
> > business, I can
> > persoanly attest that there is not a standard size
> > to the bales. The
> > range from 25lbs to well over 4 tons. Dimension, of
> > course, varying
> > as well. The prime reason for the variances remains
> > in the hands of
> > the equipment manufacturers. It seems that each
> > manufacturer has a
> > large and small bale size, and builds the baling
> > machines to fit
> > thier own 'special' sizes. =/
> > Of note, straw is not as dense, nor as strong as
> > hay. So, the straw
> > bales will not hold up as well as the hay bales when
> > used for
> > archery or war barriers. However, straw was used,
> > and is still, a
> > very nice way to cover up mud, and soak up the
> > water. The 'Duchey of
> > the Blackrose' occasionaly uses it. To have a mud
> > field become solid
> > and passable, especialy when it is in front of your
> > tent, is
> > priceless, let me tell you!
> > Cain
> > --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, John edgerton
> > <sirjon1@p...>
> > wrote:
> > > Can someone post the average dimensions of a hay
> > bale, width,
> > length
> > > and height?
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > >
> > > Jon
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