I used to have hay guys that delivered and loaded the loft. When I got small loads or 50 bales or less to fill in between larger loads, I walked the bales up the loft stairs one by one. My hay guys went out of busines.
Now that I'm pregnant, I cannot load 50 bales into the loft by walking up the stairs. Mr. Java's Mom does not want to walk 50 bales up the stairs either, but it's not because he does not want to go in to labor. It's because walking bales of hay into the loft is not nearly as much fun as using a hay elevator!