There are Hoes
And then there are Hoes
I had a standard garden hoe
And have it for a while
Mostly it just hangs from it's peg in the potting shed
But then I read about a new "hoe"
Called a swoe
Originally from England, of course!
And I ordered one on Friday and it came on Saturday
I love bright and shiny new tools!
I used it Monday
and find that it is a wonderful addition to my garden tools
While the original Hoe continues to hang in the potting shed
It's a different kind of hoe
A three sided hoe
And little and light
And glides around the plants effortlessly
It's was introduced by Wilkinson Sword a few years ago
And I would assume that that's where the name "Swoe" came from
(Sword + hoe = Swoe)
As far as garden tools go, I believe in getting the best
It's sort of like the carpenter's motto
"measure twice, cut once"
My theory is
A good tool will last a lifetime
Cheap tools may last a year or two at the most.
I enjoy my little "swoe"
It's easy to use and really does cut through the weeds!
Which have been growing wildly this summer
Too much rain and too cool weather.