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straw baleSo, the name of the blog.  Strawbales are nothing new and, no, they are not to be confused with hay.  Straw is the dried stalk of a cereal plant after the grain has been removed, an agricultural by-product.  They typically clutter the ubiquitous landscape of the rural world and are usually burned by the farmer as a way to rid themselves of the nuisance.

Here is an opportunity to make use of a waste.  An ethic we must subscribe to more frequently as we are fast depleting places to dispose of waste.

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