Down and dirty… literally. Straw on down on the ground can be a dirty mess. Not to mention straws amazing ability to wick up moisture, you’ll just end up with useless straw. We needed an inexpensive way to get our straw bales off the ground until we can build a more permanent structure.
Straw is an agricultural byproduct consisting of the dry stalks of cereal plants after the grain and chaff have been removed. It makes up about half of the yield of cereal crops such as barley, oats, rice, rye and wheat ~ wikipedia
So what to do? Pallets!! Which is a I word shout out often. Even in my sleep.
I adore pallets. You will see much more of them in use as time goes on here at the farm.
It really just takes four eye hooks found at your favorite hardware store. Don’t forget to purchase two bungies, if you don’t have any on hand but really… what self-respecting homesteader doesn’t have a bungie or two hanging around? Most of my trashcan lids are held down by these little miracles.
A drill and bits are all the tools you need. I created a quick video showing you how these simple items keeps our straw from getting wet. So if you’re a pallet lover like me… shout it out: I LOVE MY PALLET STRAW HOLDER! Being awake is optional.