stolen hay

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by horsejody, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    We hire a guy to bale our pasture and two of our neighbors' pastures. The pasture across the street always gets the most hay off it. There should have been 14 - 18 1300 pound round bales from it. There were only 9. The guy baling said that the pasture was just thin this year. That wasn't true. Last month he complained that the neighbor who owns the pasture should let him have the hay, instead of me. She said, "No, it's Jody's." Then the guy whined and said that he already had it sold. The neighbor still told him no, but she gave him the name of another person that would let him have the hay from his property. I pay this guy per acre to cut and rake it, and per bale to roll it up. Well, last night I came home expecting to see 14 - 18 big bales in that pasture, and there were only 9. I know he stole it and hauled it away while I and the neighbor were at work. I can't prove it, but he will regret it. He lives in this neighborhood, and I'm the crazy neighbor. Also, he will lose my business, and the business of other neighbors over this. His wife also owns a local business nearby that will lose our business too. I hope he enjoys that $300 dollars worth of hay, because it will cost him much more.
  2. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2008
    Gainesville, GA
    How sleazy. And he really thinks you wouldnt notice?
  3. Catstar68

    Catstar68 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2009
    Franklinton, NC
    Can you ask around and see if anyone saw him hauling hay that day?
    First Degree Sleaze. Karma is a nasty lady, though.
  4. bigdaddyabc

    bigdaddyabc Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2010
    I re-learn every day that you CAN'T FIX STUPID. You have to shake your head at this morons thoguht process.

  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    UGH. can you go look on his property and see if its there? What a creep...
  6. MaggieRae

    MaggieRae Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2009
    North Texas
    Quote:x2... Although he's probably sold it by now.
  7. Sunny the Hippie Chick

    Sunny the Hippie Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 8, 2008
    Brookings Oregon
    Ask around, there may have been a witness to him hauling the hay off. If there is a witness, that may be proof enough.
  8. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Hay theft should be treated the way that horse theft used to be... (and still should be in MHO) =/
  9. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    We bale a lot of hay for our cow herd and it can vary greatly from year to year how many bales we take off of a field. Not defending the guy, just saying it can vary a lot depending on the weather.
  10. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    We get paid by the bale not by the acre. All our balers have counters on them and we verify the count with the owner. If they think the count is wrong we go by the client's count. Ain't gonna argue over a few bales of hay.

    Two years ago we cut a nice Bermuda field for a client. Produced over 500 square bales that required 24 hour guard to keep people from stealing them. Thing is, if people have starving animals, we will give them hay until the animals are rehomed.

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