I do remember Emma :)
I am not storing my hay outside bc I need to stick my hands in it and spiders would go in there and make babies. And earwigs. We live in a basement apartment o-o
I do keep it in a tote box so I fill her hay rack outside in the porch and carry it back in (but the hay tote is NOT kept in the porch for the same reasons). I take that extra step.
My cat could have ended up dead, his owner abandoned him when he went to jail. Oliver was outside in November (a cold month here) with no food and only a wet sheet for a bed. My mom took him inside for me and then I picked him up. He was just grossly infected with worms.