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Re: my knee surgery/now neat stool


Bonnie,
I have been looking online for the directions and while looking I found this one to buy. Looks interesting. http://cleanairgardening.com/gardenseat.html
Recently, the University of Wisconsin's Healthy Farmers, Healthy Profits Project began research on an ultra-efficient farming tool. The Ultimate Strap on Gardening Stool is manufactured in Europe, and was originally designed for milking cows. The idea was to introduce the stool to small scale vegetable farmers to increase their efficiency in maintenance and harvest of their crops.

The results were surprising. The University asked Tim Powers of Hastings, Minnesota to try the product for a short time, and he was so convinced of the results that he bought three for his nursery. His workers are now happier, healthier and work much faster with this new tool.

The strap-on stool puts workers in a comfortable position to prune, weed, plant seeds, etc. As farm workers spend so much time kneeling and stressing their backs and legs, this new technology helps reduce strain on the back and knees. Less stress on the body means faster workers and a more efficient business.

The stool actually straps onto your butt, and is adjustable for individual comfort. With the stool attached, the worker can move around the garden, farm or nursery with ease to work on new projects. The stool is very light weight (four pounds) and will not disturb the movement of the worker. The stool also adjusts to different heights for a variety of tasks.

You can purchase the gardening stool from this page.

For more information on ultra-efficient farming tools, see the Healthy Farmers, Healthy Profits Project web site: http://bse.wisc.edu/hfhp/


----- Original Message ----- From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, September 18, 2006 8:28 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] my knee surgery/now neat stool


No, but the older I get the more something like that sounds very attractive!
Let me know where you find the directions.

Blessings,
Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of pdickson
Sent: Sunday, September 17, 2006 6:45 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] my knee surgery/now neat stool

today while laying in that machine I saw a neat idea for us gardeners. They
took a wood disc about 12" in diameter... then drilled a hole for a screw
then screwed a decorative post on to the bottom then screwed a final ... a
big kind of round squared off one.... to the bottom of that. He also
stapled on a strap so that you could carry it around. He showed how you can
use it to do gardening without kneeling down... and it looked great. I
think it was on a DYI channel. I will look online for the real directions.
I really do want one... or two to give away.
Has anyone ever seen these or used one?
Tricia
----- Original Message -----
From: <Cersgarden@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, September 17, 2006 8:51 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] my knee surgery


In a message dated 9/16/06 5:00:44 PM, pdickson@sbcglobal.net writes:


My mom had some home care that came in to help her when she had
trouble.  Do you know of anything like that with Medicare?  I think
this CPM machine is a key factor... but you would have
to
have help getting into it and out of it.  I have been able to get up
to 90 degrees today... started at 30 on Thursday and need to get to
120* Be sure to get the help you need... as gardeners we need our
knees!!!!!

Tricia, yes Medicare does pay for home care for certain surgeries such as
knee replacement. The CPM machine is used for knee replacement also. I
used a
machine in my therapy sessions similar to that but not at home however
my mom
does have one. Actual I am a gardener that does not use my knees. I
stand
bent over & do so for 8 hrs or more a day at times with no problems.
Perhaps my shortest is helpful.
Ceres

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