My Weed Wacker

My Weed Wacker
My Weed Wacker

This is an antique scythe than was used to clear the right of ways for the C & O Railroad. My son gifted me with this beautiful and very functional tool.

I still use this for all my brush and weed cutting. Take notice the patina of the handle! Many coats of Tung Oil keep it in good shape. I use Tung Oil on all of my wooden handled tools.

Drip Tape Irrigation

Drip Tape Irrigation
Drip Tape Irrigation

I get my drip tape irrigation supplies from Nolt’s Produce Supplies.

3/4″ orchard tubing manifold.

Hose fitting for orchard tubing manifold.

End cap for orchard tubing manifold.

Pressure regulator for orchard tubing manifold (limits pressure to 15 psi).

Ball valves that pop into a small drilled hole in orchard tubing manifold.

CHAPIN Drip tape with 4″ drip spacing for my sandy soil.

I use the strainer from my Wonder Waterer to strain my water.

The drip tape is fastened to the ball valve and the end is folded over six times with a 1″ long piece of orchard tubing slid over to act as a pinch valve.

Stirrup Hoe

Stirrup Hoe
Stirrup Hoe

Also called Hula Hoe. I have been using this one for over forty years. It is on the second handle. Take notice that the tempered spring steel blade is now only half of it’s original width.

You just wait for the little weeds to emerge and make the slightest cut into the soil. The hotter and more sunny the day the better for cultivating.