Like baler twine
, you might find that empty feed bags can start to pile up! A lot of the plastic that horse feed bags are made of isn't very sturdy over the long term, making them unsuitable as an outdoor fabric for wrapping trees and the like. I've found the beige colored ones to be a bit more weather hardy than the white ones. The good old burlap bags are rarely used anymore, which is too bad since they have a lot more potential uses. Burlap is handy in the garden
and can be cleaned for crafts
. I've sewn a clothes pin bag
out of a white feed bag to hang on the clothes line, and it was crumbling by fall. You used to be able to return them to the feed mill, but problems with contamination have brought that option to an end. So what do you do with them? How do you re-use your feed bags?
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