One Week From Today...
We start cutting hay...
Cutting will start on Wednesday May 23rd and we will bale into and through Memorial Day weekend. First bales maybe Friday the 25th, but certainly Saturday May 26th. Again - the weather can throw a wrench into everything.
I get a lot of questions regarding the business side of buying hay from us. Here are a few bits...
1. Can I pick up hay the day you bale it. Ans: Yes. We have a spot where we will bring our hay wagons, hand down the hay from them for you to load.
2. How much do your bales weight? Ans: 35-45 lbs typically. Weight varies with humidity the day we bale.
3. How long are your bales? Ans: 30 inches, give or take a couple inches either way.
4. How tight are the bales. Ans: We bale a tight bale, no puff balls or banana bales in our stacks.
4. Will you take a check. Ans: We prefer cash (hard to bounce a dollar bill), but there are exceptions. Receipt provided.
5. Sales tax - really? Ans: Yep - the Commonwealth of Virginia wants their cut (no pun intended).
6. Do you deliver? Ans: No - we simply don't have the trucks/trailers to deliver. Some folks bring their horse trailer, others hire a neighbor with a trailer and/or truck and some have rented a Uhaul for a day.
7. Will you hold hay? Ans: Generally No. We've been stiffed by more than one customer that had us hold hay on the promise they'd pick it up. Not only did they not come for the hay or let me know they weren't - I turned away customers with cash who bought elsewhere.
8. How much do you charge per bale? Ans: For 2018, no more than $5.00 per bale. This pricing reflects the shorter length of 30 inches. Ultimately pricing will be set by the hay quality and forage test results. If you come out for hay the day we bale we will give a 25 cent discount per bale.
Fingers crossed for a great haying season! Email with questions to FirstQualityHay@icloud.com or call us at (540) 597-8147.
The Jamison Family
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