I can get pretty much all the hay I want from a local farmer who raises cattle on the side. The old barn that he stores( or stored) his squares bales in has loose hay all over the floor. He says I can take all of it I want. I've hauled 3 truckloads so far. I probably have put 18" of organic matter over my 30'x30' garden area. It has composted down to about 2-3". The soil is getting really nice. No tilling so far. I've maybe pulled 2 or 3 handfulls of weeds out of the plot. That's a BIG thing in South Louisiana.