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Muddy Weeding

Muddy trakeLast week, I struggled to weed in ground gone dry and hard.  In some spots, I had to rake the surface with the back end of the trake to loosen it enough to pull weeds loose.  I probably should have just watered the beds first, but it seemed crazy to be watering in April!

A couple of inches of rain later, it's prime weeding weather.   This is what the trake and I looked like after we pulled a wheelbarrow and a half of weeds out of the garden.  Too bad the rain also makes the weeds grow twice as fast as I can pull them!

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Is that a double sided tool? Tell me more...
Comment by Fostermamas Tue May 5 15:45:14 2009
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Ah, the trake! I adore it --- half trowel and half hand rake. It's also majorly sturdy and has survived all kinds of whacking and hacking which broke weaker trowels. "Trake" appears to the brand name, which is imprinted on the handle. I got it free when helping a friend clean out her garage, but a quick search of the internet suggests that you can buy it from Amazon for $12.99.
Comment by anna Tue May 5 20:17:25 2009

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