Baler twine. Everyone who has had anything to do with a farmer will know the many uses of this multipurpose string as well as it's proper use to tie up bales. It is used for everything possible on a farm from gates and fences to farmer's trousers (not farmer husband I am glad to say). My sister will tell you that she suspected I had met a farmer before I told her when she spotted my car bumper held up with this colourful twine. Farmer husband would have every plant possible in the garden tied up with it if I didn't get there first with the green string. It makes a serviceable dog lead, grass reins on your pony and a good tow rope for your child's trike!
However today it was being used for its proper use around freshly made bales of haylage. Late afternoon I was asked to make a mad dash to the agricultural suppliers to fetch some more packs as supplies were running low. Then there was a quick trip to the field to deliver it.
This gave me a chance for my 3 photos.
1. A half finished field of grass. The dried grass roared up in rows ready for baling and the newly made big bales awaiting collection.