Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Shovel Lotion

It's time to look over the garden tools and put them down for a nap. A friend grumbled about finding that her rakes and shovels that had been left to weather in the yard of a house she was renting out. The handles, she said, looked like driftwood and must be re-hafted.

It's easy to overlook one simple fact: we are damned lucky to own usable iron garden tools and even luckier to be able to buy them so inexpensively. Make the most of what you have by dressing the wood with linseed oil and keeping the business end clean. To make the most of your personal energy, keep your shovel sharp -30-

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