I've blogged about this a dozen times or so, but wood pellets are small pellets of compressed wood that separate into a coarse sawdust when wet or crunched. They don't blow away in the wind, they don't get lifted with the pitchfork, and they blend into the sand nicely to give a fluffier surface.
Since Sydney was still a bit tender footed on Saturday, I was left with some free time so I drove on over to Tractor Supply. Unfortunately, the guy who loaded the pallet into my truck wasn't such a great forklift operator (oh … hahahah - that reminds me of my favorite meme).
I pulled over as quickly as I could and sliced open the plastic shrink wrap. I then had to lift at least 15 bags back into the bed of my truck. I wish I had thought to take a photo of my leaning tower of pellets, but alas, I didn't. I made it back to the barn safely and then had to unload and stack the 50 bags.