1) The 2 tons of straw you ordered will be delivered 2 weeks early, on a day that's pouring down rain and just after your husband has left for a job consultation. To add to the chaos, the trailer will have developed a flat tire in the driveway and need to be unloaded so the delivery guy can get to his other drop offs. So, you'll hear some comotion, and walk out to find the guy tossing nice dry bales of straw onto the muddy soggy ground in the rain. With no good place to get it under cover because you weren't expecting it yet. And it's got to get under cover so it doesn't wet through and mold. 2) The goats will love you for giving them this huge wonderful mountain to play on because the critter barn was the only handy place to get the straw into. They'll be lots of help while you're carrying and bucking. :baby04: The sheep will be kind of confused about the whole thing, but they're confused most of the time so that's nothing new. 3) Ibuprofen and a hot bath are wonderful things. :bow: 4) Pallets are incredibly useful, handy things. Grab them whenever you can and hoard them. That was yesterday afternoon. Today I get to clear out the bay in the equipment barn where the straw is supposed to go and start getting the bales over there. Just as soon as my arms get limbered up again.