We just got a farm at the end of april. I now have 6 pygmy goats, and I'm looking at 2 miniature donkeys/horses. How do you store hay for winter? It will be in a 3 sided shed. How do you keep it from getting moldy? We were going to buy 100 small square bales, probably at an auction, unless I find somebody. I was thinking pallets would work well, they would let ventilation through the bottom. Do most retail places destroy pallets? We return ours to dc and recycle them. Otherwise I was thinking it wouldnt be too hard to make with a few 2x4's on edge, and a 1x4 every so often the other direction. If I stack them 5 high, I figure I 9' wide (3 rows) and 12' long, I could fit 120 bales (100 hay, 20 straw). Right now we dont have a way to handle round bales, and I think they would be a pain since I use so little at a time. What do you think of my quantities/plan? I can always buy pine shavings, and for the right price I could buy hay if I need it, but I think that will be pleanty.