Lots of hay on the ground and the rain just keeps on coming! We decided to try to save some using the old-fashioned Haystack method. Ha! This is not a skill that is easily learned by reading a book.... There is a haystack there, but I can't say what it will look like after the lightest bit of wind. The problem was we couldn't figure out how "thick" to build the walls, and we opted for light and thin - thinking building too thick or packed would cause it to rot. So as the stack grew in height, there was not much in the layer below to hold it up. The next instinct was to press it down, to encourage it to stay. Again, we tried to fight the desire to do that - we were afraid of compressing too much. And then we kept wondering, how big can we make this thing? As your working along, it's hard to decide how much hay is really there (compared to bales and pats). Does anyone know where good instructions for making stack can be found? I sure like the look of the thing, though.