The disparities between the countryside and urban areas are easy to see and hear: rolling green hills, the smell of manure and the crack of bird scarers all point to a rural location. Whereas the incessant scream of police sirens, a Costa on every corner and street lights, stun your senses in any city setting.
I could carry on and list everything that makes each different to the other and which is better. However, there’s no need. The countryside is by far the best.
Why? Because the countryside has something cities don’t. Baler twine.
Orange, yellow or blue, in truth it’s fairly innocuous. Strewn across many a barn floor, guitar string tight around thousands of bales and slightly frayed, almost everywhere, it’s easy to overlook.
Look harder and you’ll see it utilised as a key component of clothing, fences, gates, livestock handling systems, tractors and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
It’s fair to say that without baler twine the countryside would fall to pieces in hours but that’s what makes it so great. Baler twine dispenses with the millions of tonnes of concrete and steel that form our cities. It brings colour and variation to otherwise monotone environments. It’s the symbol for health and safety campaigns, has thirty four thousand likes on Facebook there are books devoted to its use…!
So go out and spread the word, hail the majesty of baler twine and go forth. On your way don’t forget to buy some; it comes in rolls up to 22,300ft long so you’ll never run out!