Tom, I used to use one of those wheel-hoes/wheel
plows cultivating my iris in Idaho. We had a set of various tools
including weeding knives, cultivator hooks and both cultivator shoes that made a
ditch and a shoe that was a tiny moldboard plow. The handles
were longer than the one in your picture and curved down. I'd give a lot
to have one of those now. It probably wouldn't work nearly so well in our
red clay, though, as it did in Idaho "blow sand" loess. The blades and
tools were always shiny from the loess and clean enough to eat
Thanks for posting that. What
warm memories it brings back--and I do mean "warm." I've spent a lot
of 95-100 degree days out running that thing.
Neil Mogensen z 7 western
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