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RobinRTrueJoy

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We were driving back from the beach and saw a sign with Salt Hay for sale. Does anyone know what it is? Is it good for minis?

Thanks!

Robin
 

Charlene

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the only thing i can think of is that some people throw salt over a layer of hay before they stack another layer on top. the purpose, as i understand it, is to prevent moisture from forming in between the bales. the guys i know who do this only do it when the hay is newly baled.
 

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Hi Robin,

I grew up on the coast in Massachusetts, where "salt hay" is marsh grass that is cut and cured in big round stacks right out in the salt marsh. I don't know about feeding it to horses; it's prized as a garden mulch, if I remember correctly.

So, since you saw the sign near the beach, I'd guess this is what was meant. Otherwise, I'd go with Charlene's explanation.

Lori
 
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