Did you know that we have the only blacksmith in the United States specializing in hand forged garden tools for home gardeners, nurserymen, landscapers, and farmers right in our neighborhood? Well...now you know!
I feel a little guilty because I've know about and patronized Red Pig Tools for over a year now. These folks are not only true craftspeople, they are also well versed in the proper use of all of the tools they make and sell. Last weekend I saw Rita and Bob from Red Pig at the Clackamas County Master Gardener Fair and, well, in a moment of weakness, I couldn't help myself from purchasing a couple of new Red Pig Tools to add to the homestead collection.
The first is something I've been meaning to pick up for a long time now.
It's a crevice weeder. Helps you get those pesky weeds out from between the pavers and cobbles.
The second is kind of a scuffle hoe x swoe hybrid weeding hoe. Sharp on three edges and a nice, long handle that keeps you in a proper, upright position while working your soil. Veeeery cool. Sorry. No Picture.
They make a few dozen different tools, most you won't find anywhere else, and they are also available to do custom work. If you still haven't gotten that green thumb mom of yours a Mother's Day present yet or you're already wondering what to get your dirt lovin' dad for Father's Day, head on down to the Red Pig Tools store, located in Boring, OR (just a hair east of Gresham) or you can order online.
If my wife happens to be reading this, I'd sure like a Red Pig Bulb Lifter...hint hint...