In the final year of the occupation, many people had to wear these makeshift gunnysack
Five-year-old Chase Sanders stood waist deep in a gunnysack
, his lower lip trembling and his eyes teary with despair.
The Food Corporation of India (FCI) had sent nearly 100,000 gunnysacks
carrying wheat meant for consumption by poor, while the National Cooperative Consumers Federation (NCCF) for India had transported many tonnes of yellow peas for the same purpose.
First off, the men would load two dust-covered Ford pickups with gunnysacks
and children and take off for the fields.
* Some of the uses I have put them to are: Homemade gunnysacks
as gifts to friends that hunt; sand bags for erosion control; rucksack organizers--both full sized and sewn smaller for trash bags and lawn pickup prior to mowing; as a large dog chew toy--cut at the seam and knotted repeatedly; a collection container for acorn harvesting; whelping pen liner; camping pillow--fill with leaf litter at the campsite; and as a pet pillow--fill with cedar chips and eucalyptus chips for flea/tick deterrence.
Farmers brought their fruit in bushels and hauled it away days later in gunnysacks
Once we had settled into our canyon home south of Half Moon Bay, friendly farmer neighbors made a habit of dropping gunnysacks
of artichokes at the back door.
mattresses were made of gunnysacks
sewn together; willow brooms; and combs from the backbones of fish.
A couple of weeks later some gunnysacks
full of odd parts are tossed off at his mailbox.
At the auction, there was very nice farm equipment, but I bought cloth gunnysacks
, horse harness, two big steel wheels and 30 4-inch wood posts.
His feet were wrapped in gunnysacks
fastened with the rope commonly used to tie bundles of newspapers.
My first significant innovation was making a tractor seat cushion from gunnysacks
. I folded five sacks carefully, tied the corners with string and that old hot metal tractor seat became bearable.