:" firstname.lastname@example.org" wrote:
:> I know there's a nifty way to do it and any farmhand would know, or
:> maybe. I frequently buy large bags of flour (50 lb.), and they are
:> closed at the top with string that's looped. A few times I did it right,
:> but don't know what I did. I usually wind up having to take out my
:> pocket knife and generally make a mess of it, leaving pieces of string
:> here and there. I want to know how you get the whole bunch of string to
:> come off in one piece. The bags never have instructions, I guess you're
:> just supposed to know.Thanks for insight on how this is intended to be
:Check this out:
:"OPEN UP THAT FEED SACK
:By Marion B. Williamson
:Any livestock owner will agree that opening (or ripping apart, as is
:more often the case) grain-filled bags in order to give your animals
:their rations can sometimes be a moming's chore in itself! However, I've
:discovered the secret to unlocking the bags. And my time-saving (and
:fodder-saving) trick is so easy that even an all-thumbs homesteader will
:find that it works every time!
:If you closely examine the gunnysack, you'll notice that the stitches on
:one side of the receptacle are "flat", while the seam on the opposite
:edge of the cloth container has a knotty appearance. You'll want to face
:the fodder sack so that the flat stitches are on the right-hand side as
:you look at the edge of the bag. Once the feed sack is so situated, find
:the first flat stitch in the right-hand corner. (This string "unzips"
:the opening.) Cut this tie off at the corner and lift out the first few
:loops, using a knife or a fingernail.
:Next, to open the bag, grasp the just-sliced lace in one hand and hold
:the opposite string on the knotty side of the sack in the other hand . .
:. then gently pull on both strands. If you're doing this step correctly,
:the seam should easily unravel.
Cool, I KNEW this would probably be hard to explain in text. I've always
thought that some good old boy could show me in about 3 seconds flat how
to do it neatly and easily in such a way that it works every time, but
I've never run into the cuss. Next time I am about to open one of those
bags I'll go to this thread (likely print out all this stuff) and have