I came home to find this contraption laying on the kitchen table, and I said What IS this?
Hubby says "it's my magnet to pick up screws I drop down in engines or when I drop them on the floor I use it to find them.
BUT.... said I WHAT IS IT? what did you make if from. I can tell it is a magnet on a piece of heavy Wire...
Hubby says "its a Cow Magnet, farmers make the cows swallow them to clean out their insides.
WHAT??? I don't believe you.... Google It was the answer so I DID
Who knew? I did not!
If you know me at all, you KNOW I had to find a box of screws and TRY that magnet thingy to see if it would pick up the screws... see below
Congratulations to Leontien at Four Leaf Clovers, she KNEW what it is. She lives on a "Dairy Farm"
A rancher or dairy farmer feeds a magnet to each calf at branding time; the magnet settles in the rumen or reticulum and remains there for the life of the animal. EEWW!
If you want to know more... it is really interesting
go to Cow Magnet Choices I found this interesting tidbit there.
While grazing, cows eat everything from grass and dirt to nails, staples and bits of bailing wire (referred to as tramp iron and this causes HARDWARE DISEASE... I kid you not!
If you want one they run 12 to 20 dollars each.... don't have a cow? tape it to a wire and use it to find screws. I KID YOU NOT...... this is a shocker, right? right?