That picture is from the county where my dad was born, in Virginia. The whole county only has about 2,200 people living there, and it takes driving some twisty mountain roads to get to that part. I bet if the bales disappeared everyone would know who took them.
This reminds of a story ! About 10 years ago , we had a neighbor that moved here from the city , everybody that moved from the city to the country here , first thing they have to do is get a horse . Well this couple ended up with 4 horses on less than 5 acres . One day coming home from the Co-op , I came home a different way - just noising around -
Anyway - I came up on 1 large square bale, laying in the side ditch = around 1,000 pounds
There is only one farmer around here that has a baler like that . So I called Mike and asked if he was hauling Squares , He said no , but a guy had just picked up a load and then said , yes , he knew he had lost 2 of them . I said 2 ???? He said yes 2 , I told him there was only 1 laying there , We both thought where is the other . We hung up . As I got almost home , I seen the neighbor with his little Kubota with a bucket headed south , then as I passed his house , I saw the other bale sitting in front of his barn . I called Mike back and told him I found his bale and where it was at - Mike was not happy to say the least - the neighbor with the stolen bale lives almost 3 miles from where it was lost ! Mike said thanks and was going to where the other bale was lost and wait --- lol Sure enough - here came the neighbor - From what I picked up , it was not a nice talk between the 2 and Mike told him he had better get that other bale back to his house or he would get a visit from a Deputy . The neighbor then changed his tune - lol Said he was afraid somebody would hit and took it home till he found the owner , 3 miles away ??????
Yep --- Mel nailed that one !