my nieghbor down the road had a heart attack and died in the early summer,,he raised a bout five calves every year.
he had 10 big bales of mixed hay setting down there,so i asked his buddy who was getting the place ready for to be sold if i could buy all ten bales,,he sold me 8 of the ten bales for ten dollars a piece.
i also bought the big tarps he had covering them.
i took 5 of them and made a dog house out of them for my big dogs till i am ready to use them,,i call it my dog cave and they love it.
i had him put one close to my duck pen to use to soak up the duck doo doo in the pen,,gets pretty nasty in there at times.
it well be next years compost or mulch if it don't break down by next fall.
i have had all my beds covered with it all winter ,,we just had a january thaw,so i put another two and a half foot on top of the 2 1/2 ft. i put on in the fall, under all that mulch is a lot of pigeon chicken and rabbit poo composting for spring.
i worked the manure in pretty deep,maybe a foot.
thats my two cents