Friday, April 2, 2010

Introducing the Grandpa Weeder

No, I'm not using grandpa as a weeding tool. But I did notice an elderly fellow weeding dandelions the other day on my jogging route. He had something similar to this tool, known as the "grandpa weeder." Not only was gramps comfortably standing and not bending over or crawling across the yard but the tool he was using actually worked very well. The long handle kept his back straight and the weight of his body allowed him to easily sink the business end of the tool into the ground, press the lever with his foot, and then extract the dandelion without breaking off the taproot. It actually made weeding look fun. Grandpa, you still got it!

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