........insert pig joke here...seriously it depends on location,weather,and other factors doesn't it? i have seen straw used as insultion even,but not bales. your pic looks like a construction site and worker so i assume you have a working knowledge of construction.tell me what you are trying to do here and i may have an idea or two
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