There’s nothing that can’t be fixed with a length of baler twine – ask any farmer in Cornwall.
From makeshift fences to keep cattle on the straight and narrow when crossing the road, to a practical and lightweight belt – the possibilities are endless.
For all you emmets: Baler twine is synthetic twine, regularly used by farmers to bind a quantity of fibrous material (notably hay or staw) into a more compact and easily stacked form.
Obviously our inventive farmers noticed that there were many of uses for the strong and durable product and now no self-respecting Cornishman would leave the house without an emergency supply.
Here are 21 of our favourite tweets depicting hilarious times that baler twine saved the day.
1. Sat nav substitute
2. Who needs laces?
3. It comes in handy during a trip to the pool
4. Makeshift dog lead
6. If it wasn’t for baler twine how would this pony eat!?
7. It doesn’t only fence in livestock
8. Holiday baler twine hack
9. Another gate saved
10. Keeping farmers decent…
11. Steamed pudding
12. Bird flu prevention
13. Kitten toys
14. Present wrapping
15. It also has its uses for filing
16. Barley and baler twine bouquet
17. Clothes hanger
18. Tomato plant frame
19. Sheepdog barrier
20. Artistic wire fence quick-fix
21. Den making