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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Baling Wire and Duct Tape.....

There are a lot of sayings that revolve around baling wire and duct tape and the farm. Sometimes we do use and reuse baling wire.....


The picture above shows how the baling wire holds two sections of fence panels to a fence post, actually a metal post.

Yes, the wire was once holding a bale of straw or hay together......


Sunbeam and PJ like that last use so they have a nice place to curl up and relax!


After we use the bale, the wires are gathered up, bent and twisted together, and then put here for when we need to secure things.


There are a million and one uses for baling wire on our farm.  Here are a few more:

Just in case---- one hanging on the grain wagon ladder.....


One lying on the workbench....


One to help secure a safety/slow moving vehicle sign......


One of my favorite uses:  An extra latch to hold a gate open while cows go in and out.


 If the job looks too big for baling wire, we switch to chains.



Oh!  The Duct Tape????  Well, the girls have tons of it and are always coming up with creative ways to use it.  The guys have been known to grab it, put a bandaid on an owie, then wrap that in duct tape so it won't come off during the day, and the wound will stay clean.  Here it is helping secure the homemade auger that shuttles seed from the grain wagon to the planter.


We are big on reusing, repurposing, and recycling around here.

Another saying around the farm is, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."  While we have replaced some of our bigger tractors to keep up with the larger implements, 



there are still some sage ol' work horses out in the lot.


The utility tractor that runs the auger via its PTO shaft to moving hay bales, spreading gravel, scooping up organic material, teaching 4-H calves to follow a lead, and so much more.





We reuse a lot of things out on the farm.



Not quite sure what this truck bed is waiting on....maybe it is there so I can take a picture of it.


Maybe I should have the guys pull it to the front of the house and use it in my new landscaping????  Wonder what Tall Guy would think about that???


Indiana Family of Farmers sponsored this post, but all ideas, thoughts, and old things are my own.

3 comments:

  1. Awesome pictures, Lana! I, too, could do a whole post on baling wire! Great pictures, though! I love the new look of your blog! Keep up the good work!

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  2. Loved the photos. Wonderful! Especially love the cat very much. Thanks!

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