Sherry Campbell
Sherry Campbell
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  • Asheville, NC

Tobacco Stake Ideas


Here are some projects we have crafted/created with a Tobacco Stakes.
Tobacco Stake tree
Tobacco Stake tree
Tobacco Stake Manger
Tobacco Stake Manger
tobacco stake ideas, crafts, repurposing upcycling
Tobacco stake star
Tobacco stake star

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1 question
  • Laurie Grant-Gifford
    on Jun 30, 2017

    What are tobacco stakes? Silly question right😳
    • Ky Girl
      on Nov 14, 2017

      Tobacco stakes are used to "skewer" tobacco plants on. Farmers then hang the tobacco on rafters in barns with these sticks. They are pointed on ends so they will go thru the base of the tobacco plant.
    • Rita Hughes Stangle
      on Sep 4, 2019

      Ky Girl is mostly correct, I'm also a Ky girl, I never cut the tobacco myself but watched the men in the family do it. The sticks are pointed because the farmer would jam the stick in the ground so the stick would stand, a spear was placed on the other end of the tobacco stick to slice through the stalk of the tobacco and it would slide on the stick. You can Google tobacco tomahawk and spear to see the tools of the trade.

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  • Sherry Campbell
    on Jul 2, 2017

    tobacco stakes are used in the fields when tobacco is cut during harvest. The large tobacco leaves are cut and pierced onto the stakes and hung to dry in barns....there are so few farmers who grow tobacco now that there are barns full of tobacco stakes... so we look for ways to create something with these farm supplies...
    • Rita Hughes Stangle
      on Sep 4, 2019

      Hi Sherry, do you live where the tobacco is smoke cured in the barns? I'm in Northern Kentucky where we spear the tobacco stalks on the sticks before they are hung to dry. Then we take the dried tobacco out and strip the leaves off into different grades, for sale at market.

  • Rita Hughes Stangle
    on Sep 4, 2019

    I've made some cutouts of the shape of Ky, scarecrows and snowmen and am looking forward to making a star.

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