Welcome to the Garden Bloggers’ Hoe Down! I am happy and pleased to be your hoestess for this one time event.
This is indeed the place where you leave your comment after you’ve posted about your hoes (or rakes or shovels) on your blog, so we can find you and come visit to see what kinds of hoes you have.
My hoe down started with a bit of grumbling from the hoes having to all be piled in the wheelbarrow together for a quick trip from the garage, around the side of the house, through the gate and into the back yard.
Wait, check that, hoes don’t grumble. That was me. Do you know how heavy and awkward a wheelbarrow full of hoes is? And I was trying to move quickly to avoid being seen by neighbors.
My neighbors do not need anything else to wonder about, as far as the goings on in my garden.
Once I got all the hoes “unseen” into the back yard behind the privacy fence, I lined up the old hoes for picture.
That little short one is the one that I think my great-grandfather might have used.
Then I lined up all the hoes for a group picture.
I noticed that newer hoes seem to have longer handles than older hoes. Or maybe, just like people, the old hoes have shrunk a bit.
It is hard to see the hoe heads in that line up, so here are the main working hoes all in a circle. It kind of reminds me of how the June Taylor dancers on the Jackie Gleason Show used to form circles in their dances and the camera men would take pictures from above looking straight down on them in their circle formation.
I said “kind of”.
Then the hand hoes got in on the dance.
I bet a lot of gardeners who say they don’t have hoes have a few hand hoes in their garden shed.
Toward the end of the Hoe Down here at May Dreams Gardens, some of the hoes started getting a bit out of control. Yes, once the hoes are hanging from the trees, it is time to call it a party, and get everyone back inside.
These hoes need to rest as they are all working hoes. In a few days, I’ll be on vacation for a week or so to work in the garden and I need all the hoes to be sharp and ready to go!
Is there a Hoe Down going on in your garden? Leave a comment here so we can come and see!