From quick repairs around the barn to holding up a pair of jeans, baling twine is the country woman’s duct tape.
We don’t toss away that twine after it’s been cut off the bale of hay. We set a few strands aside because we never know when some string will come in handy, even if it’s just a temporary fix until a proper repair can be done.
For you city folk out there – baling twine is the string that holds together a bale of hay. Most bales have two twines holding the hay in place.
Here are 26 uses for baling twine:
- White baling twine can be stretched tight and used in conjunction with electric fence wire (regular wire not the wider tape strands).
- A patient, creative person can make a mesh fence out of baling twine.
- Baling twine is useful for tying down tarps.
- Use twine to tie the dog’s water bucket to the fence so it can’t be dumped over.
- If you’re good at macramé, you can create a plant holder from baling twine.
- Use twine to hold a horse trailer door open.
- Twine can become a makeshift dog leash to take Rover back to the house.
- Baling twine can be used to fix holes in net type hay bags.
- Twine can be used to tie buckets up to fences for feeding horses outside.
- Purse strap broken? Tie twine around the buckles to make a new strap.
- Know the approximate length of the twine? Four feet? Use it for measuring.
- Knot several pieces of twine together to make a clothesline.
- A loose fence board can be strapped back into place by wrapping baling twine around the board and lashing it to the post.
- Forgot rubber bands? Turn the twine into pony tail holders.
- Use baling twine as a gate latch.
- Twine can become a temporary horse lead.
- Turn baling twine into a permanent horse lead. Braid three strands together, then take three bunches of braided twine and braid them together. Finish by braiding in a snap.
- Use baling twine to hold up fans in the barn or chicken coop in the summer.
- Use baling twine to tie up jolly balls in the horse stalls.
- Baling twine works as a horse sweat scraper.
- Use cowboy type wrapping paper to wrap a country western gift and finish by using baling twine to make a bow.
- Loose muffler? Tie it up with baling twine.
- Pants falling down? Baling twine can become an impromptu belt.
- Tie down loads on car roofs or in pick up trucks. You may need to tie a few pieces of twine together to make a longer rope for larger loads.
- Tie your bird suet cage to a post so animals don’t steal it!
- Be silly and tie all baling twines together and create a huge ball of string.
How would you use baling twine?