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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Animal Care.

In this Badge Bit you will make one bale of straw.

Here are some related threads:
 - Scythe versus String Trimmer
 - Bale Press at Wheaton Labs
 - The Scything Handbook by Ian Miller
 - Anyone Have Experience Using a Scythe?

Here are some related articles:
 - How to Mow with a Scythe
 - How to Master the Art of Scything
 - Scythes Cut Grass Very Well
 - 9 Reasons to Start Mowing with a Scythe

To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
 - you must scythe or gather dry straw
 - you must make at least one bale of straw

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must:
 - post a picture of your straw source
 - post a an action picture of harvesting/gathering the straw
 - post a picture of your straw pile next to where the straw came from
 - post a picture the straw going into the manual baler
 - post a picture of one bale of straw
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Here's a bit of information about the difference between straw and hay
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