Bold New Ventures

Hey there! Check out my latest off-season project — a sort of double-decker birdwatching platform/playfort thingee, tucked in the far corner of my backyard. According to the various building plans I have consulted, a project like this should be do-able in a weekend! Ha-ha! (They should list alternate time estimates for the out-of-shape and/or clueless). This is where I am so far, after about 10 hours worth of work (with one 6-yr-old helper):

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Garden Tool Burial Ground

Yesterday I checked around online to see if I could rent a metal detector.  I thought perhaps they’d be available at Home Depot or Lowe’s or some other equipment rental place. 

No luck. 

Around here, people like to use metal detectors to look for old bullets from the War of Northern Aggression Civil War, since quite a bit of fighting took place in these here parts.  But I thought it would be useful to put one to work in my garden in order to discover the locations of all the tools I have misplaced over the years.

This is the tool I lose most frequently:

Fishtail Weeder. Photo credit: http://www.thisoldhouse.com

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