The best spade

Spring is taking way too long to arrive this year but garden fever has set in all the same.

This afternoon the sun was shining and I took my tea out to the patio and scrabbled around in a corner of the flower bed, cleaning up and dreaming of dividing plants and digging holes for more.

The best steel garden spade

This is my garden spade.

I bought it nearly ten years ago. It was the first garden tool I purchased when I finally got my own garden. It's fabulous. It has serious heft and has never needed sharpening. And there's something about it that makes me feel competent and powerful. I love it. 

I have strong feelings about many of the tools I use. As a maker, these tools are almost as meaningful to me as the things I make. I created #toolsontuesday to keep up the practice of sharing stories about the tools we use and live with.

Every Tuesday, I share one of my favorite tools. I hope you'll share yours in the comments — it feels good to honor these everyday objects.  


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