My name is Kelly Melius. I am a farmer/rancher in central South Dakota. I got tired of buying products that were inferior in their quality, durability, and functionality so I designed and made my own bale feeder. Enough people liked and appreciated my bale feeder that I decided to go through the time and expense of getting a patent on it. My patent was granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. As I started to produce the bale feeders, I began to see other products that I could make out of similar materials and that I could utilize on my own farm and make available to other people. So to date, I make a single bale feeder for horses, a calf shelter, a windbreak, , a bottomless feed bunk, a storage/horse shelter, and a hydraulic wire winder. You can look forward to seeing other Common Sense Manufacturing products listed on my website for farm and residential use.