Today I am not endorsing any specific idea or product. Today I have decided to do something a bit different. My Grandson decided, all by himself, that he wanted to gather up some of our leaves. Not to help me mind you, but to help himself. He said they were getting in his way. So he grabbed one of our leaf rakes (at least he grabbed the right kind), and began wrestling with it and the leaves. So, to pay homage to the poor rake because he beat the snot out of it:
An Ode to the Humble Rake.
(Please sing to the music of Moon River.)
Humble rake, ever you’re on call,
Always in the fall, you’re used.
You leaf raker, my heart breaker,
Forever the one, the one that I choose.
Two huge trees, litter up the ground,
There’s such a lot of ground to see.
We’re after the same goal my friend, rakin’ up the bend,
My gardens you help tend, Humble Rake and me.
Today’s Plowshare is simply to acknowledge that the leaf rake is one of the most used, and abused items in our gardening armory. My Grandson was a bit overwhelmed by all the leaves and quit after only an hour. I found the rake, on the porch, leaning against the house like this:
I hope that my share today will help you to appreciate your poor gardening tools. They do so much for us and ask so little.
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