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  •  Urrgh - I'm landscaping (5+ / 0-)

    More accurately, landscraping. Clearing encroaching blackberry, vinca, and ivy.

    I did DIY a very cool tool I saw at the home improvement store. It sold for about $50 and I made it for less than $5.

    Its a fruit picker. It looks like a three-tined garden hoe turned upside down, with a basket beneath the tines.

    I turned a hoe upside down and made a little net basket. It works like a dream.

    "If we want to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, we need to reduce the number of our senators dependent on fossil fuel contributions." - Rodney Glassman

    by Darryl House on Fri Jul 29, 2011 at 08:33:42 PM PDT

    •  Landscraping... (5+ / 0-)

      do you have another hoe you're not using?

      Flatten the head to about a 25-30 degree angle rather than 90.

      Makes the most wonderful vinca-removing scraper you've ever used!

      (I hate periwinkle. Well, just about any vinca. Once they are established you can never get rid of them. That, and mint. Mint takes over...)

      Hi, DH!

      Du er ikke å ødelegge vårt demokrati og vårt arbeid for en bedre verden. (You're not destroying our democracy and our work for a better world.) --- Norway Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg

      by Lorinda Pike on Fri Jul 29, 2011 at 08:40:58 PM PDT

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