I challange you

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by piecemaker, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. piecemaker

    piecemaker Songster

    Feb 12, 2008
    Centerville Texas
    to come up with ways to reuse hay string. Maybe a crochet or woven rug. Think how much cleaner that tack room or floor of your truck would be with a recylced hay string rug. We are reusing those feed sacks so come up with uses for that pesty string. I know my BCY friends can come up with some cleaver ideas, I know you can do it


  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I'll bet we'll find lots of uses.... BYC is a creative, resourceful bunch.
  3. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

    Aug 20, 2010
    A determined person could indeed braid them using around 6 or so strings per 'rope' and make a rug by coiling it when done and 'sewing' the coil into a rug or doormat. You'd have to twist them as you braided to make them not separate. Or just a braided rope that's stronger than the strings themselves.
  4. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    We use them to bundle cardboard for recycling, to secure the heat lamps so they won't fall, use to hang baskets of flowers from the eaves in spring, as tie downs for the tarp over the trailer to go to the dump, to secure the tarp to the snowblower or garden tractor, to hang wasp traps, to hang coiled extension cords.

    They are tough and strong for almost any use!
  5. verthandi

    verthandi Songster

    May 18, 2007
    The Amish use them uncut from coming off the bale and weave door mats out of them. They are about 1" thick. I will see if I can get a photo when I go to their store. If it is untreated twine, it also works well for starting a wood fire as part of the kindling. Bee keepers also use the untreated twine to make a smudge while working with the bees. I have a neighbor that takes most of mine to tie wood laths bundles together. The laths are a byproduct of his wood sawing business.
  6. The Chickens' Maid

    The Chickens' Maid Songster

    May 2, 2009
    We've used bailing twine as:
    a belt
    a braided leadline
    chicken cage reinforcement (for when they use it as a trampoline)
    grappling rope
    door fastener

    and probably more, but I can't think of any other ways.
  7. lil'turkeymama

    lil'turkeymama Songster

    May 14, 2010
    I have used them to make hanging basket holders.I used 4 strings and tied them so a flower pot would fit.I'm sure you could make a rug.I've made small baskets from grass just twisting and sewing it together.We've also used them for farm repairs,too.[​IMG]

  8. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    They make good suspenders. I only wear them with my Sunday-Go-To-Meetin britches though. [​IMG]
  9. Hillbilly Hen

    Hillbilly Hen Crowing

    Apr 11, 2009
    Newaygo Michigan
    mr. birdaholic :

    They make good suspenders. I only wear them with my Sunday-Go-To-Meetin britches though. [​IMG]

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  10. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

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    I used to work at an Alternative School (think America's Most Wanted wantabees) If the students didn't wear a belt we would make them one from bailing twine. Anything that would keep their britches up!!

    What about making a hay net out of some? http://www.parellproducts.com/elim-a-net-horse-4.html

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