Looking out for baler twine uses may seem like a very odd way to explore the Yorkshire Dales but once you've started doing it, you'll realise there's a curious beauty to some its uses.
I should maybe confess that I have a bit of a 'thing' for string in all its forms, never throwing any out, carefully storing it 'just in case'.
So how about a baler twine spotting tour of the Dales, documenting every sighting with a photo?
Here are a few uses I've spotted:
- keeping a gate (nearly) closed,
- lambing aid
- plaited & woven to make mats
- as bootlaces
- replacement belt
- tractor repairs
- 'temporary' (i.e. about 10 years) fix for a fence
- makeshift dog lead
- repairing broken hurdles
- sheep or cattle halters
- stringing up tall plants like beans
- kept in your pocket, just in case...