There are a few things over the past few years that I never thought I would know or do. I never thought I would know which string to pull on a feed bag. I also never thought I would put a load of horse manure in my truck either.
I am not saying this convenient knowledge came instantly, I did have to work on this one a bit. What I have found is that not all feed bags are sewn together the same way, or if they are I just can’t seem to figure it out.
Some of the strings pull from the side where there is only a single string while others pull from the side with 2 or 3 layers of stitches. I can’t figure out what the difference is, but I have been able to figure out which is the right string to pull by looking at which feed bag it is.
The bag below – I pull from the back of the bag lower right-hand corner and it happens to be the side with three layers of string.
My Gram would have saved all this string to use around the house and garden. I save a lot of stuff, but I have to draw the line somewhere. I am not saving all this string.Although I reserve the right to change my mind should I figure out something I need it for!
This is just three type of feed bags. I am sure glad I can keep them straight and get the strings pulled quickly.
Why do I have all these bags when I don’t have any animals to feed?
My neighbor showed me how to use them around the garden. They are great to lay out on the ground to smother out the weeds, then put mulch order top. Eventually the bags will breakdown and decompose and go back into the ground. These bags have three layers of paper, so I can separate the layers or I can leave them triple-ply. They are great and they are free! My neighbor’s feed the deer, but now the feed bags they buy have a plastic coating on them and with that plastic coating we don’t use them in the garden We have another neighbor who is still getting bags of feed in paper bags, so they save them and drop them off from time to time for us to use.
All these feed bags have been used now. I will show you what I used them on very soon (as soon as I finish the project!
Now that I have figured out these specific feed bags strings… don’t throw another kind at me, or it will take a few minutes to figure it out… but I can do it!
Do you have something that you do with feed bags?