My New Fav Gardening Tool – and it’s Made in the USA!

Summer is here in Oklahoma. Meaning it’s 1000 hot! It’s when our outdoor chores are done early in the morning before the blistering breathtaking heat begins to bear down. Spring and early Summer brought rain and more rain. In Oklahoma we never complain about too much rain, but this year we’ve come close. Gully washers blew in while trying to plant my garden. I had such high hopes this year for a good garden but much smaller than the banner garden we had last year. Too Many Projects (I’m ready for Fall!) I’m thankful for such a bountiful harvest that we canned enough for two years!

After the garden was planted, the rain came, then more rain, more weeds, mud too deep to weed and no garden. Does anyone with a blog admit failure? But, when one door closes another one opens. I focused on weeding my neglected flower beds. I was determined to keep ahead of the weeds. But I needed the right tool. I’m a lazy gardener, if there is such a thing, so it had to be easy to use. After some research, I found this wonderful little tool made by Craftsman, made in the U.S.A and sold by Lowes for under $20. An area off my back porch, about 4′ x 10′, was completely overtaken with weeds. I was interrupted several times so it’s hard to give an exact time to clear it, but about 30 minutes. Not bad! To see it in action, click on this link https://youtu.be/_alpK6kOaZ0

I haven’t given up on a garden yet. I’ve never had a Fall garden. By the time canning season is over, I’m done. This might be the year for the Fall garden. I better get busy, early, when it’s cool….er.