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walkinwalkoutcattle
True Blue Farmgirl

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Megan
Paint Lick KY
USA
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Posted - Nov 28 2011 :  2:26:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Our farm dates back to the early 1900's, and we've been growing tobacco every year until this year (We still grow seed tobacco, but that's a small amount). Since we don't need to hang tobacco anymore, I've got TONS of tobacco sticks sitting in the barn. Do any of you ladies make anything with them?

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FieldsofThyme
Farmgirl Guide & Schoolmarm / Chapter Leader

4928 Posts



USA
4928 Posts

Posted - Dec 15 2011 :  04:39:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I found this article. Very interesting.
http://articles.centralkynews.com/2008-01-15/features/24869895_1_sticks-barns-tobacco

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marlee
True Blue Farmgirl

1396 Posts

Marlene
DeRidder Louisiana
1396 Posts

Posted - Mar 29 2012 :  12:56:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I. went to a breakfast one time and it was beautiful. They used them, painted them white and drilled a hole ( hold under water)in saucer and cup
to make bird feeders. As I was saying drill a hole put a screw and a waher and bolt and then use a sealant underneath so it won't leak. It screws in to the stick, and stick in the ground. You fill with water or feed. Beautiful. Marlee

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FebruaryViolet
True Blue Farmgirl

4810 Posts

Jonni
Elsmere Kentucky
USA
4810 Posts

Posted - Mar 29 2012 :  1:06:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I made a star for Christmas that we put at the top of the gable on our house, wrapped with lights. When it isn't wrapped with lights, it's sitting on the porch just as "art". I'm sure there are more ingenious things to do with them, but that's what I did :)

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marlee
True Blue Farmgirl

1396 Posts

Marlene
DeRidder Louisiana
1396 Posts

Posted - Mar 29 2012 :  1:21:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bed and Breakfast Inn I meant to say!Marlee

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nabrown42
True Blue Farmgirl

406 Posts

Nancy
Caneyville KY
USA
406 Posts

Posted - Aug 31 2012 :  10:37:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Megan, did you find uses for your sticks? Hubby and I are looking for some. Do you know anyone who may be willing to part with any inexpensively?

We live NE of Bowling Green.

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kysheeplady
True Blue Farmgirl

1129 Posts

Teri
KY
USA
1129 Posts

Posted - Sep 01 2012 :  03:19:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A couple years after we moved to KY. the tobacco sticks were being sold buy the bundles ... I bought several bundles of them cheap!
I have made a fence, barn stars, I use them to stake my tomatoes. I have sen ladders, table, chairs ... just about anything and everything.


Teri

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nabrown42
True Blue Farmgirl

406 Posts

Nancy
Caneyville KY
USA
406 Posts

Posted - Sep 01 2012 :  07:37:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the info, Teri. I keep looking for some.

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kysheeplady
True Blue Farmgirl

1129 Posts

Teri
KY
USA
1129 Posts

Posted - Sep 01 2012 :  07:58:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nancy,
look on CL or put a post up for them, it's free.

Teri

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marlee
True Blue Farmgirl

1396 Posts

Marlene
DeRidder Louisiana
1396 Posts

Posted - Sep 17 2012 :  4:31:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Grew up on a tobacco farm in Indiana. Miss those times!

Marlee

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MtnGrlByTheBay
True Blue Farmgirl

171 Posts

Erin
Lexington Park MD
USA
171 Posts

Posted - Dec 20 2012 :  12:49:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here in Maryland, we will often see them in craft/antique stores sold as walking sticks. I bought one for my dad last Christmas. I think I paid $20 for it. I'm pretty sure it had a sealer on it, with a drilled hole in one end and a piece of rawhide through it.

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Bear5
True Blue Farmgirl

8744 Posts


Louisiana
USA
8744 Posts

Posted - Dec 22 2012 :  9:26:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Marlee: That sounds cute. I'd love to see a picture of that craft item.
Marly

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