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Old 03-16-2009, 08:16 PM  
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I tie my fly traps in the trees with baling twine.
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:45 AM  
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Never mind when you need a belt...don't ask it's a long story.
Good for when your kid can't find his belt and his britches are to big to go to school without one so you string the twine through the side and back loops and tie it in back. That way he can still drop his drawers if he has to go potty. Yep I've been there.
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Old 03-19-2009, 04:52 PM  
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One man twitch..........a piece of baling twine and a double ended snap......done~
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Old 03-31-2009, 03:54 PM  
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I knew a farm lady would braid the hemp twine and make oval mats for setting wet/dirty footwear on.
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Old 03-31-2009, 04:14 PM  
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Grandma Sassy so wisely wrote:

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Used baling twine is especially good for:

Wrapping itself around lawn mower blades in the summer

frozen into the snow it makes great little snares when one is slogging thru snow carrying water buckets or bales

emergency lead ropes/halters

tieing up plants to trellises

fixing stuff

zipper pull on my barn boots when the tab breaks thru

creating gordian knots when saved to use for fixing stuff
Why does truth have to be so darned funny?! Better than fiction some days!

Every single time I take the twines off my hay bales, I immediately fold them down and knot them. No mess on the barn floor or yard, and never a string accidentally fed to the horses. I reserve for or five of these knots and knot them all together...creating a very efficient scrubby for dirty water buckets, water troughs, dirty horses, dirty boots, dirty children.....

This knot can also serve as applicator for hoof dressing or other goopies.

It also works really well to remove hair during the shedding season, and each horse can have their own disposable groomer, avoiding cross contamination and saving those more expensive brushes for the shorter haired summer grooming.
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Old 03-31-2009, 04:48 PM  
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hay twine

It works great for starting a bonfire or your campfire.
also braid it into a thick long piece and my dogs love to play tug of war with it
I keep a piece in my saddle bag for headstall emergencies on the trail or to tie stuff to my saddle if I don't have a clip handy.
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Old 03-31-2009, 04:49 PM  
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I've used mine as an emergency dog leash when my silly pup won't come home from the barn with me!
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Old 03-31-2009, 05:21 PM  
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I have a few:

I tie the baling twine around the handles of feed buckets and loop them over the fence. No need for expensive over-the-fence feeders here!

My husband came up with a great way to put water buckets in the stalls. We have wood 1"s boards in the front, so we use the baling twine and wrap it on top of the water buckets. Then, push it through the wood slats onto a hook on the outside of the stall. It keeps the hook away from the horses, on the outside of the stall. Great for the accident prone horse, AND when easily cleaned daily.

For dog training:
Those 40-60' leads can get pricey, so I just tied together several twines, and made my own.

Wanna learn to stand up on a horse, but still need training wheels? No prob! Just tie twine onto the horn of an old saddle and use it to stand up. I did it as a kid.

And my personal favorite..
My kids play baseball, and are forever retrieving baseballs from all over the yard. So, my husband tied weedeater string (baling twine works as well) through the ball and hung it from the shed eve. Now they can hit it 1000 times and its still there. It works awesome, the kids love it!
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Old 03-31-2009, 07:00 PM  
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Baling Twine

We have taken several "white" strings and braided them.We then put maybe a snap at the end for a lead line or a clip for pot hangers or hay bag hangers when we need them. The thing that made them really neat was ..we put them in a bucket with a container of Rit liquid dye and let them soak it all up and then left out to dry. Great colored things. Bright red,purple or favorite color of a rider at the barn. Great Girl Scout project to donate to a shelter.
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Old 04-03-2009, 02:53 PM  
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I always keep a coupe hay strings in my car trunk. I have used them to tie up a muffler that lost its clamp. I have also used it to tie the trunk shut when what I put in it was too big.
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Old 04-03-2009, 04:24 PM  
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Exellent for fixing up chain link fence(tying back up around poll)!
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WE have used it for tack quick fixes includiing connecting front and back cinches when we get to play days and find out there has been new rules added. also for catching horses, tying up buckets, nets and bags and fixing fence. works great also for tying up feeders.
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Old 05-19-2009, 09:20 PM  
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Several strings wrapped and knotted together make great bucket scrubbers.
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Several strings wrapped and knotted together make great bucket scrubbers.
Yes, they really do! I do that too.
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Old 05-23-2009, 01:43 PM  
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Good to use to "cut" other twine when you can't find the knife.......
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Old 05-24-2009, 06:56 AM  
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I use it to secure the cross ties to the wall. If the horse pulls back the twine breaks and not the horse.
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We use twine to...

- tie gates shut
- we braid it and use it as a rope
- we tie it to stakes and use it in the garden to keep our rows of plants straight
- some of us will use it as a temporary belt to hold our pants up!
- my key chain for my 4 wheeler broke, so it's now a baler twine key chain! "You might be a redneck if...."
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Old 06-02-2009, 08:14 AM  
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I made a check rein out of hemp twine for a pony that loved to get his head below his knees and go broncy when asked to canter. It was adjusted so he had lots of leeway, just not that much.
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:02 AM  
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maplelawn stables I really love the rope halter How creative!! I always keep bailing twine when I trail ride hey you never know when it will come in handy
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I was going to mention getting caught up in lawn mower blades..not once..not twice...but three times in one day and breaking the belt and messing the mower up. The third time was after new belt was put on and my over zeleous DABF (dont ask) plowed over unchartered territory with knee high grass

Ooo, and for holding his britches up..almost forgot that one. Jethro Bodine hillbilly style.
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