Where would you be without those blue or orange bits of baler twine? Once the baler twine comes off the straw or hay bales, it has another life (or two) ahead of it. Use it to repair fences, secure temporary electric wire fences, repair halters, replace a belt in trousers, repair a clothes line, act as a lead for the dog, tie the navel cord of a newborn calf if it is bleeding, tie the tops of bags of meal, tie gates, twist to make firelighters … the list is endless. In fact, a farmer without twine in his pockets might be viewed as a strange character (just don’t forget to remove it for the washing machine).
You’ll find lots more recycling tips in How To Be A Perfect Farm Wife!