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Re: wagons and carts

O.K., the place that I ordered my trug from (the purple one...like I gave Pam)...the website is under construction but if you go to GOOGLE and enter "Plastic Trugs" on the search line, then scroll down till you see "Tub Trug-Red..." and click on that..you'll see what we are talking about. They are about the size of a laundry basket, with handles and are very flexible and bendable, and can hold a LOT of stuff. I use mine for mixing dirt, weeding and hauling off weeds, water, tools....my husband uses his to fill up with feed and he can feed all the horses on one trip. He loves his. Maybe this will give you a better idea of what we are talking about.

Jesse Rene' Bell
Claremore, OK
Zone 6

From: kmrsy@comcast.net
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] wagons and carts
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2003 17:52:30 +0000

Pronunciation: 'tr&g
Function: noun
Etymology: origin unknown
Date: circa 1864
chiefly British : a shallow rectangular gardening basket

I think they look nice, but not comfortable for me to use - or store -
for my kind of garden work But for those of you who like them:


Libby, as I mentioned earlier, keep an eye out for those Tool Tent
Sales, surely they have them everywhere. They pop up in large parking
lots here about every 3 or 4 months. And you have to be handy at putting
these things together. I also noticed this year that both Meijer
(regional) and Ace Hardware had the one with detachable mesh sides for
$69, but I didn't want to pay for sides that I didn't need. If I spot
any other sales I'll post.

> Here's a site with some pictures:
> http://www.sussextrugs.com/
> Depending on what I'm doing, I use either a big "contractor's" wheelbarrow
> or a large plastic bucket, the best one I think originally had 5 gallons of
> joint compound in it (a friend with friends in construction picked it up for
> me - they throw them out!). I could really use a wagon of some sort,
> though. Our property is very sloped, and somewhat over 1 1/2 acres so I
> have a ways to trudge. Kitty, your wagon is what the nurseries here use as
> well - where in the world did you find it for such a good price?
> I was in Boston for work this week (and the next 4) - it was snowing
> yesterday morning. Although I used to live in western MA, I'm just not
> quite ready for frozen white stuff in the air! And it's forecast to be
> 60-70 on Sunday there. Choosing what to pack gets very confusing...
> Libby
> Maryland zone 6
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Friday, October 24, 2003 10:53 AM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] wagons and carts
> > Trugs.....
> > Donna, trugs were originally oblong baskets with low sides, used to
> > collect flowers so that they could lie flat. With the boom in baskets
> > and in gardening in recent years, the use of the word 'trug' has been
> > stretched to cover all manner of containers. But I'm sure you remember
> > some old movies where the lady would be collecting flowers from the
> > cutting garden and lay them in a long rather flat basket. That's a trug.
> >
> >
> > Kitty
> > > Just what is a trug? I should know this, but can't seem to find it in
> > > my cluttered brain right now.....
> > >
> > > BTW Pam must be having mail problems also- got two personal messages
> > > returned here and figured I have the address correct since I only hit
> > > reply.... (so when you are back up and running Pam, the pictures are
> > > posted on the net)
> > >
> > > Donna
> > >
> > > >
> > > > Man, my e-mail must be messed up right now cause I'm not getting those
> > > > messages from Kitty. Hmmm. That's the same kind of wagon I have
> > > Kitty,
> > > > without the sides. I LOVE mine. But Pam bought me my first
> > > trug...and
> > > > now
> > > > I have 3 cause I use them so much. But Pam's yard is much smaller
> > > than
> > > > mine
> > > > and I have to hual stuff everywhere. In fact, when our oldest riding
> > > > lawnmower bites the dust, my husband is going to have the blades and
> > > stuff
> > > > removed and let me use it to attach my wagon to for when I work up at
> > > the
> > > > front entry of our farm or down in the pastures.
> > > >
> > > > Jesse R. Bell
> > >
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