A Hoe-Some Diversion in Winter

I don’t know how it happened. Really, I did not set out to have a hoe collection. (If you haven’t seen the collection, please feel free to pause at this point and go see it now by following the link. Then come back and continue. Seeing the collection first will help you understand (or appreciate) what is to follow…)

I don’t really know the origins of the hoe collection. It just happened, and though I try to tell myself (and others) that I’m not likely to get any more hoes, I suspect there are a few new hoes in my future. I’ll post more later about why I think I'm likely to get more hoes. (Okay, one reason why I think there are more hoes in my future is because people (enablers?) send me links to hoes I don’t have and I almost feel an obligation to get them and try them out.)

In the meantime, since it is STILL February and the snow is taking its time melting, and people's spirits can get a bit droopy this time of year, I thought I would share a few more hoe pictures. I hope these brighten your day and that you realize that my hoes are not just for work, I have some fun with them, too.

Hmmm… I’m not sure how that last sentence sounds when you read it out loud, but I’ll leave it for now.

Without further comment, I present some more hoe pictures

This is a Hoe Down, or actually, three hoes down.

A hoe hug!

A baby hoe nestled among some bigger hoes. They take care of each other, you know.

A gnome... I think I heard him say "Keep those hoes away from me!"


  1. That's pretty hilarious. Three old hoes? Sometimes I feel like an old hoe.

  2. I have a putter like yours (from Smith & Hawken). Do you use it much? Do you like it?

  3. I know it's my job to keep my eyes on those hoes, but isn't that gnome sitting in a group of Allium karataviense? (Imagine covetous sounds coming from Austin, TX)

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

  4. Carol,

    When are you going to admit to the world that you made up a hoe calendar and distributed it to friends and family this year? LOL!

  5. wooooooohoe! That's a lot of hoes you've got there Carol.

    You cracked me up with those pictures and captions. Thanks!

    BTW is your motto: I hoe, therefore I am? :-)

  6. A hoe calendar?! I think you should offer copies for sale on your blog! *grin*

    I think that the gnome is jealous, by the way. He wants his own hoe...

  7. Thank you all for the comments.

    Kylee... I do not use the putter hoe from S&H much, it really isn't sharp enough or big enough for most places... maybe I'll find a use for it in my miniature garden.

    Annie... good eye on the Allium, I think that is the correct species. I leave the blooms on until they are all dried up because they keep that globe shape.

    Sister... I think YOU just told them about those lovely, special, to be cherished, hoe calendars I gave you all.

    Yolanda Elizabet... I don't have a motto, but that's a pretty good one.

    Blackswamp Girl... I might just have some hoe calendars for sale next year, and now that you mention it, I think that gnome does need a little hoe of his own. I'll have to be on the look out for one.


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