|Old tools, good tools, favorite tools|
I bought the shovel in 1975 for my children. It was very expensive. I bought a short one because my son was six and my daughter was four. A long shovel in the hands of small children who have never handled a real shovel just seemed foolish. Besides, they often mishandled their toy shovels and rakes. I carry the shovel in the trunk of my car along with plastic bags, ready to dig up anything I come upon that is fair game. A good friend said I reminded her of her Aunt Doris who carried a shovel and plastic bags all the time. .
The garden fork cost $1 at a yard sale. It comes in handy for stirring up the dirt when I cannot dig with a shovel. I can just lean and twist best I can. I think it would be a good weapon...lol.
Nowadays, I have to have tools that are easily handled and light. These do not fit that description, so I just struggle to use them. I have never gotten rid of a tool that was usable for something "better."
These are just a few of my tools. Most are from yard sales; many are from estate sales. I suppose no one in the family wants them.
Do you have favorite tool? Old tools? Good Tools? Do you ever buy tools at yard sales? What is your best old tool buy?