Of course you are wondering what on earth these items have to do with gardening.
Apart from the fact that three of them are green you might see little association. But their being green is mere coincidence. The green ball I did buy to make a hypertufa ball. It languished in the potting shed for many months and then found a new life. I hope it is a temporary one and that I will soon be able to use it to make that hypertufa ball.
Several months ago I had one of those unfortunate gardening accidents. I have had many and always caused by my carelessness. Most last a few days. Scrapes, scratches, trapped fingers when building walls. This one was to stay with me...I hope not for the rest of my life. I was pulling out the root of a crossvine when it gave way. I fell backwards barely unable to break my fall with one hand. The wrist survived but something else didn't. For two days I could hardly move. As the weeks went by things improved and then, on occasion, I started to feel a sharp pain in my hip when I planted my foot. Something was really wrong.
These items are the tools I am hoping will make it possible for me to garden again. I have been given a list of back exercises to strengthen the muscles that I have abused over years of bending, lifting, shoveling, wheelbarrowing and falling as I landscaped five gardens.
I wish I had started using these garden tools many years ago.
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