I have a lot of chickens. Which means I buy a lot of chicken feed. Which means I end up with a lot of chicken feed bags. Some chicken feed bags are paper, which is easily composted, but many are plastic and so I have saved them. I couldn't throw them in the recycling bin and they just seemed too sturdy to throw away (not to mention wasteful). So now I have a pile like this:
They are kinda pretty, aren't they? I don't have anything special to say about Purina (I'd rather be buying organic) but I can say they make pretty, brightly-colored feed bags. I'm looking for ideas on how to repurpose them. I think I might be able to sew that material on my sewing machine so I might try making some sturdy market bags with them. (Because the material is a bit slippery I would probably have to put masking tape where the seam goes, sew over the masking tape, and then tear the masking tape off after the seam is in.)
I've also heard of people growing potatoes in old feed bags. (Much like my tater tire experiment.) A few months ago I used feed bags to bring home a bunch of horse manure for the garden. I plan to always keep a few bags on hand for impromptu needs like that, but I'm really looking for a good use for all the other bags. Any suggestions?