I bought this at a court house lawn sale in a small town near here.  An old farmer sold it to me for $5.web-fork-0021web-fork-004

I was absolutely thrilled.  It’s a beautiful hand wrought tool that has withstood the test of time.web-fork-0051  

It looks like the Devil’s trident or pitchfork, and it kind of reminds me of Neptune’s Trident. web-fork-0031

 Too bad it doesn’t weild his powers. 

 

 Neptune, not the devil.

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I have added in Humpty Dumpty to show Suzanne my cookie jar also known as Mr. Sperm by my sons.   

 ~Gardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty, and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity.  ~Lindley Karstens

 

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I didn’t think anything could fit the term “vintage thingie” better than this and it is also an interesting gardening subject. I saw it a couple of weeks ago when out on a walk at a county park near here. web-c-015

 It’s actually quite a large place with a lot of land and a beautiful lake, fishing, boating, picnicing etc.. We used to spend a lot of time there when we were young and also when our kids were little.  In all the times I went there I had not happened upon this so it was fun to stumble on to it. web-c-011

Sounds like Marion and Alice were lazy about getting rid of their farm tools when tweb-c-013hey didn’t need them anymore. 

 This is one amazing tree to have absorbed the metal into it’s trunk like this.

 I guess all trees are pretty amazing!

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Trees are your best antiques.  ~Alexander Smith

 

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I had to throw in a Christmas Vintage Thingie too. 

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In my garden today, I pruned, dead headed, fertilized, transplanted, watered and admired.  After a few hours of trimming, edging,  and all of the other things I mentioned, my back ached and my hands felt cramped, but my heart was full and my brain completely entertained with the beauty and calmness that a garden bw-purpleprings.  Eventhough I was hungry and tired, I gladly carried on until all the chores  were complete.  Luckily I am blessed with a husband who also enjoys being out there and making our yard and garden a haven for tired souls  that love to be “working” with nature.  When he was done with his duties, he even made dinner for us as I used every available bit of light I could squeeze out of the day- (Today was the longest day of the year).  What I realized as I was out there is that one of the things I love about gardening is that you are never quite done.  You can only do what you can today and save the other million things you think of while you are doing todays things, for tomorrow. I find myself planning next year’s  tasks while I work on this years garden.  Of course, the forementioned wonderful husband nods and web-zinniaagrees to my big plans as if he intends on carrying out every project I dream up, no matter how large it is or unrealistic it is, he humors my enthusiasm ~I love that about him! OR maybe it is because he can actually see us doing these projects in his “gardener’s mind”  and my day dreams are similar to his day dreams for our garden next year. OR it could be that while I am going on about plans and projects  he has whisked himself away to his favorite fishing stream and he is really dreaming about that “big fish” that won’t get away and he is nodding to himself that he is really going to get that new fly rod he has been wanting and… as long as we are both happy… that’s all that really matters! Isn’t gardening just wonderful?

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My heart shall be thy garden. ~ Alice Meynell

cobrahead I have a new favorite tool. I use it for just about every chore in the garden. It lifts weeds, digs holes, pulls out rocks, creates rows, edges, lifts, transplants, pulls up chunks of grass and on and on. The end is sharp on both sides so it slices roots as you dig. That also makes it great for both right and left handed gardeners. The blade is self sharpening so you don’t have to worry about it getting dull. I also like it in my rock garden hill. It can dig through the rough dirt with ease. I just love it. I used it to put in all of my plants this year. CobraHead has made life a whole lot easier. I don’t know how I gardened without it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Gardening is a matter of your enthusiasm holding up

until your back gets used to it. ~Author