This week's vintage thingie is something quite different. It is a tool DH uses a lot in Summer, when there is so much digging and gardening to do. This week he made me a raised vegetable bed, and used this hoe to dig compost soil for it.
The hoe could be seen as a symbol of our family, as the blade is from DH's mother. The handle was broken, so she had a new hoe for her garden. My father made the new handle from a piece of wood with a natural curve, and my DH combined these two in the first year of our marriage, in the early 1980's. The blade is much older.
Every autumn he cleans the hoe with brush and water and greases the blade to protect it from rust.
The handle is smooth as silk by the hands of the two most important men in my life: my late father, who cut it, and my dear husband, who has used it so much.
I'm growing radishes, peas, lettuce and chive, and calendula flowers. Nothing yet to bee seen above ground!
Coloradolady Suzanne is hosting VTT again, and her list of links is long and interesting. Be sure to visit everyone.