Another straw bale garden
Beckie Giles, an advertising sales rep here at the Daily Sentinel, sent me some photos of her husband's straw bale garden. They have an agreement that she tends the traditional garden and he experimented with straw bales. Judging by these photos, I'd say his experiment is a huge success.
She also said that the birds came along and ate quite a few plants when they first came up.
Obviously, the birds didn't get everything. Maybe it's good they thinned the plantings - I don't know how much more these bales can hold.