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Snow hoe

snow hoeOur driveway snow was close to melting, and this hoe method really worked in helping to break up the icy spots where the Festiva was slipping in the ruts.

Lately when I've been using a hoe I can't help but to think of the original Hobo from where the term came from. Hoe boys were a large group of soldiers from the Civil war who came home to a devastated farm. Most of them started traveling around with their hoes trying to find a place to belong and perhaps a garden to tend to.

This is the image I've had since I heard the short explanation on a radio show, but it seems like nobody is exactly sure where the word came from if you can believe what Wikipedia says about the term.

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You need one of these for that drive. ;)

Comment by Michelle Tue Jan 26 17:37:16 2010
Wow --- here I thought we were the only ones to hoe snow!
Comment by anna Tue Jan 26 18:31:16 2010

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