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  1. #1
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    Default Tribute to My Hay Guy

    My hay guy passed away last Friday from a heart attack. He was in his 80's. I have to say he produced some of the best horse hay in the area. At his grave, along with the traditional flowers, his family sprinkled corn and wheat from his fields and had a bale of his good coastal hay on his grave. I thought it a fitting and unique tribute to a man who was a "sure enough farmer" all his life. RIP Sam Dean.

    P. S. I know a lot of you don't like coastal hay but around here its the gold standard for horse hay.


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    So sorry to hear of this. I know that it is a significant loss to you, to his family, and to his other customers. And probably to farming; literally, a dying breed.
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    That sounds like a lovely tribute. Hats off to you, Sam Dean.
    I love cooking with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food.



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    My hay guy is such a character. I've never met anyone like him and I don't think I will ever meet another person who is similar. He seems super rough around the edges but really he is a huge softie. The first time I spoke to him on the phone our conversation went like:

    "Hi, I'm looking to purchase some hay, can you tell me what the hay you have is like?"

    "Well what kind of hay do you want?"

    "I would prefer a soft second cut, grassy, no alfalfa."

    "What are you feeding, a Unicorn?"

    "No she's a TB and she is kind of picky..."

    "Well that's your fault!"

    "Um, ok, yes I will say that I probably encourage her a bit but I do want to feed her great hay. So is your hay great?"

    LOL

    It was the beginning of a beautiful friendship between my Unicorn and his hay.

    RIP Sam, he sounds like one-of-a-kind also.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Starhouse View Post
    My hay guy is such a character. I've never met anyone like him and I don't think I will ever meet another person who is similar. He seems super rough around the edges but really he is a huge softie. The first time I spoke to him on the phone our conversation went like:

    "Hi, I'm looking to purchase some hay, can you tell me what the hay you have is like?"

    "Well what kind of hay do you want?"

    "I would prefer a soft second cut, grassy, no alfalfa."

    "What are you feeding, a Unicorn?"

    "No she's a TB and she is kind of picky..."

    "Well that's your fault!"

    "Um, ok, yes I will say that I probably encourage her a bit but I do want to feed her great hay. So is your hay great?"

    LOL

    It was the beginning of a beautiful friendship between my Unicorn and his hay.

    RIP Sam, he sounds like one-of-a-kind also.
    Yes he was. He also restored antique tractors and drove one in every parade the city had. At his funeral procession, one of his farm hands drove his favorite tractor behind the hearse and his family rode on one of his other tractors instead of a limo.


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