Awesome. Blue Seal dropped six bales off this afternoon. (Yeah, I know I should cultivate a local relationship, but then the driver was local, and we talked about gardening.)

Straw, seedless, and not hay, with seeds: We want to suppress weeds, not encourage them!

The straw is oat straw, unlike last year’s wheat straw (which Blue Seal says is hard to get right now). I don’t know if that will make a difference or not; the driver said no. So now all I have to do is promote some newspaper by May Day, and I’ll have the whole garden sheet mulched before I plant a thing.

And as I was looking for the photo, I had a horrible mental image: The bales covered with snow. Let’s hope this post exorcises that possibility!