During certain times of the year, your barnyard is likely full of feathers. It appears a shame to waste them, however what on Earth could you possibly do with all of them? Well, just like with anything in life, you just need to get a little creative! These days we’re going to give you some thoughts for how to use feathers for your homestead.
Fletch Your Arrows
A bow and arrow is a weapon that you ought to become adept with, if for no other reason than that it’s a fairly easy weapon to craft from things you’ll have available if SHTF. Feathers are excellent for creating the fletch for arrows. Fletch is what makes your arrow fly true by balancing the shaft. Turkey feather work splendidly however you could use other feathers as well. Just match up the right and left wing or tail feathers.
There are as many ways to tie a fly as there are those who tie them. Chicken feathers, duck feathers, turkey feathers and even goose feathers are nice for making fishing lures. I don’t claim to be an expert in this area, however I watched my grandparent tie them all the time. He always used smaller ones, and seemed …