I am spoiled, my hay grower lives around the corner adn is a good friend. so she keeps all my hay in her hay shed and loads it onto my truck as I need it. The bales are so big that there is no room in the truck to manuver the net onto the bale which is why I'm thinking I'll take the net with me adn put it on while the bale is still on the spike.

I think for the money I'd spend on an uncovered hay feeder we could build a hay gazebo. I like that Idea, thanks!