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What was baler twine and what did you use it for?

Asked by Adirondackwannabe (36630points) July 21st, 2010

Just a question to see how many jellies have ties to their agricultural roots. That’s a little bit of a hint to the answer. Are you familiar with this item?

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Seaminglysew's avatar

The seamingly obvious would be to bale hay etc. But is now made of polypropylene and can be used in packaging as well as agriculture.

Cruiser's avatar

Baler Twine is the Duct Tape of yard work and I use it for tying up plants to stakes. We use a bale a season in scouts for doing all sort of lashing projects. It is also great for tying up hyperactive kids.

LuckyGuy's avatar

Jute or sisal, of course. It fixed everything before duct tape.
We wrapped it tightly around our M-80s to make them even louder.

Seaminglysew's avatar

Cruiser To bad that duct tape is not a standard classroom supply when you have a class of 28 and several have ADHD. LOL

Cruiser's avatar

@Seaminglysew Sounds brutal! I had my hands full with running a den of 8 scouts and can’t image 20 more in one room under my tutelage! YIKES! I would need both the twine and the Duct tape and lots of it!!

downtide's avatar

I practically grew up on a farm and we used baling twine for just about everything. Most of the gates were held shut with baling twine. I also used it to make tree swings. It’s incredibly strong, especially the plastic sort.

dynamicduo's avatar

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh bail twine is a pain in my butt! But this is mostly because the previous owners left it all around instead of cleaning it up as you go as I do. I’m getting close to buying a tractor so I’m excited to potentially be doing my own bailing in the future!

YARNLADY's avatar

Yes, my Dad used to swear by it, along with the old fashioned kind of Duct Tape (the real stuff). I didn’t like it because I had to use gloves to protect my hands. I like the newer nylon twine better.

jrpowell's avatar

I grew up on a farm and we (my mom) made and sold hay in the summer. We had 40 acres of grass that the cows didn’t come close to eating. I remember playing with the stuff. I knew how to thread the baler but someone would have to mount the rolls into it. I was under 10 and they were to heavy for me to lift.

buster's avatar

The principal at my high school made kids use baling twine as a belt if they were caught sagging.

downtide's avatar

@buster with the current trend for kids wearing their pants so low, maybe this rule ought to be reinstated :)

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