Thursday, June 21, 2012

Making it Work

Mike can be pretty clever sometimes, coming up with solutions to fix things around the homestead.
This is my hoe - the handle had broken about half way down.  Mike cut it off straight and then cut a notch out of one side.  He then took a freshly peeled piece of maple and did a similar notch on the end and then used screws to hold it together.

This is my potato fork - it has had a branch handle for two years now.  The handle goes all the way down to the metal base.

I enjoy working with them and feeling the branch in my hands as I work in the soil.


  1. That is a great idea!! We have many old tools that we have been given...I have wondered what we would do if something like that would happen...I will have to show this post to my

    It must be nice to have your husband around the house all day...


  2. What a cleaver idea plus it gives it such a rustic. I think I would enjoy using that tool as well!!

  3. That's excellent! Much better than any new fangled "eco-friendly" option. :)

  4. He is clever. I love using what I can find around my place. I love wooden handles. I broke my rake using it to get hay off the truck the other day. I'll have to see what I can come up with for a handle.

  5. so amazing! what a great hubs you have.