I know I am not the only person at BYC who needs to save a buck and is also interested in reducing waste. I love the ingenuity I've seen from people, so I wanted to start a thread specific to ways you have reused materials in innovative ways. To kick things off, my story is not actually human ingenuity, but serendipity in action: my sister had a few dual purpose hens who free ranged her yard on a quiet country road. It was mid- January when I drive up to visit, and on the front deck a chicken is contentedly enjoying the lake view while nestled cosily into the fir Christmas wreath dusted with snow. It had fallen off the door and my sis had thrown it onto the table on the porch the night before because she couldn't find the nail. The wreath stayed there and was the preferred spot for laying all summer long! Sadly, we never got a photo... Can't wait to hear to hear your stories!!