Your weather when it really mattersTM

Country

Please choose your default site

Americas

Asia - Pacific

Europe

Rancher finds a creative use for old political signs

Thursday, November 26th 2020, 3:18 pm - The signs are built to last for years but in reality, most are thrown out after a month or so.

The U.S Presidential election is long over, but some of the political signs that were used are getting a second life, thanks to the creative thinking of a Colorado rancher.

Kerry Donovan tells CNN she got the idea to recycle old campaign signs after taking a look at some of the leftovers sitting in her office that were used during her campaign for state senator, a position she has held since 2015.

Donovan, a part-time senator and a full-time rancher, tells the news outlet that she put the call out on Twitter, asking locals to donate their unused barn signs.


Love weather? Love history? Don't miss The Weather Network's new podcast, This Day in Weather History


She's found a lot of different ways to use them, including attaching them to fences to act as a windbreaker for her bull.

"We had a calf that came very unexpectedly and a big storm was coming," she tells CNN.

"[We] put a little straw down [and] made a little windbreak house out of a sign. We use them as temporary dams sometimes. They're just so invaluable."

While political signs typically adorn lawns for a month to six weeks, they can last much longer than that. Standard signs are made from corrugated plastic, which can withstand at least a couple of cold, harsh winters. Inside, corrugated plastic signs could last up to 20 years.

Default saved
Close

Search Location

Close

Sign In

Please sign in to use this feature.