Thursday, May 27, 2010
The Hoe●Dag® Review
I’ve got a new hoe, called a hoe●dag, and I love it.
Long version of the review:
I first heard rumors of this “hoe●dag” hand hoe via Mary Ann, from Gardens of the Wild, Wild West. When I found out that this hoe really did exist, I wrote a little email to the maker of it to introduce myself and present my hoeing credentials and ask if they had one I could try out and review.
Within a few days, I had my own hoe●dag®. As soon as I took it out of the box, I almost instinctively started to dig a little spot with it. Then I used it to chop out some weeds, grub out some grass, and make a nice furrow in some of the vegetable garden beds. I even used it to pry out some rocks.
Then, and this will surprise many of you, I hired my nephew-in-law to help with some challenging areas in the garden, and showed him all the shovels and hoes, both long-handled and short-handled, hanging on the pegboard in my garage and let him choose any of them to use.
He chose the hoe●dag®. My brand new hoe●dag®. At first I thought maybe I should get to use it first, but then I decided to let him give it a workout. After all, the people who make the hoe●dag® wrote in an email reply to me,
“Please abuse it to your heart’s content and let us know what you think of it.”
My nephew-in-law gave it a workout, in a place where he actually broke a lesser made trowel clean in two, the digging was so hard. But it wasn’t too much for the hoe●dag®. He told me the other day “give it a good review”. So I made sure to try it out some more, before I wrote up this review, by digging, weeding, tilling, and then prying out more rocks with it myself.
My assessment is that the hoe●dag® deserves a Great Review. (What do these young people know about hoeing, anyway?)
This is the real deal, a great hand hoe, well-made by hand and guaranteed forever.
This hoe and I will be spending many hours together in the garden and my garden will be better for it.
I will be always grateful to the wonderful people who make the hoe●dag® in Lewiston, Idaho, USA for sending me this one to review.
Summary of the Review:
This is a great hand hoe. I'm pleased to use it in my garden and add it to my hoe collection.