Sunday, August 3, 2008

In praise of tools

I forgot to mention that I have been enjoying my gardening even more than usual this summer thanks to the addition of the scuffle hoe to our tool shed. I took a gardening class in March and the teacher suggested everyone use one. I'd never heard of it before. Here's a picture:

This thing makes weeding almost a pleasure, and certainly more doable. It allows you to weed right next to cultivated plants without disturbing them. Given that you never vanquish weeds, I think it's possible to say I've achieved something like weed detente.

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