Tuesday, 16 June 2015
Got An Azada
I got myself an Azada otherwise known as a Digging Hoe
I got it because we are on really stony ground and digging with a standard spade is really hard going and you make very headway, you cannot get a spade in more than 2 inches.
I was watching Edwardian Farm on Sunday evening and they were showing a catalogue of tools that the Edwardian blacksmith would make one of the items was a Devon spade for digging stony ground, after a bit of research on the Internet I couldn't find one, the nearest I could get was a shovel, then I came across an Azada and it had great reviews so I thought it I would give it a go.
What can I say its BRILLIANT I am a convert never thought I would every substitute my stainless steel spade that I have had for over 20 years.
If you struggle with digging try one of these and its not expensive I paid £13.85 for it.
Now for something else I have got
A man that can :-)
I advertised for some-one locally to help with some ground clearing and other outdoor tasks, and I got Dale, a local young man who is keen to work I now have him on Tuesday's last week he did loads of strimming for me, today he cleared all this border
and this one
there was also a tree in a border he took out for me.
Its now ready for me to pile on a load of Alpaca poo then I can get planting.
Having some-one to help out frees me up a bit to do other stuff and takes the pressure off Martin of having an ever growing list of things to do at the week-end.
Lentil Chickpea update
Above is a Lentil
This is a Chickpea.
That's all folks :-)