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…are very important for my work on the allotment. I have got a variety of them, starting with a very old pickaxe. It was in our back garden when we moved to our house way back in 1973!! 235 more words


Photo Challenge: A Girl's Best Friend

I’ve been having a jolly time on the garden with my new favourite thing – the pickaxe.  I decided to be brave yesterday, despite my fear of skewering myself, I hoisted it and took a swing.   139 more words

365 Photo Challenge

Ohútkȟaŋ Origins No. 1052

The prospect of learning a new language may seem too much to undertake. One way to succeed at learning a new language is to relate unknown terms, phrases, and words to known terms, phrases, and words.

For example,

icablu (ee-chah-blue) = pickaxe


Essential Lawn and Landscaping Tools

Are you gearing up to get back in the garden this coming spring? To avoid common blunders, missteps, and landscaping disasters, it’s important to have all the right tools for the job. 476 more words

The Perito Moreno glacier

Last week I visited the Perito Moreno glacier, taking part in an all day mini-trekking tour. This included two hours observing the glacier face from the specially constructed wooden walkways opposite, and two hours walking on top of the glacier itself. 744 more words


New Handle for my Broken Pickaxe

As the stones I need for building my stone wall have become harder to obtain from the surface, I’ve had to resort to digging them out of the sides of the ravine. 307 more words