Whenever I walk around I carry a five inch pruning shear tool 5 inches
long only has a 1.5 inch cutting edge. Also carry a 6 inch Japanese
carpenter knife. Those are real light and my next choice a Japanese
Knife Trowel but it weights too much and remains not assessable.
So A long winded question is do you have a light tool that can do spur
of the moment work ?
Those tools mentioned could go on a key chain yet enable the hand to do
Bill Place in Canada sells both.
Summer being our dry season, I leave my primary tools on my patio.
These are hand pruning shears, a paring knife, a bucket, and a kneeling
bench. (See my <http://www.rossde.com/garden/tools.html .)
I like to wander through my garden daily even if I'm not planning any
serious gardening tasks. If I see a weed, I pull it. If I see a faded
flower, I remove it. Then, on the days when I indeed do serious
gardening, much of the puttering is already done.
David E. Ross
Climate: California Mediterranean
Bill who putters frequently .
putter 3 ( Brit. potter)
verb [ intrans. ]
occupy oneself in a desultory but pleasant manner, doing a number of
small tasks or not concentrating on anything particular : early morning
is the best time of the day to putter around in the garden.
? [with adverbial of direction ] move or go in a casual, unhurried way :
the duck putters on the surface of the pond.
ORIGIN late 19th cent. (originally U.S.): alteration of potter 1 .
I carry an Asian tool that is about 12 inches long and has a curved blade
with a serrated edge that looks like a minature brush cutter. It can rip
off small branches or dig out weeds or just cut off veg that I want to
harvest or a heap of other things. Best tool I ever bought in terms of
Whenever I walk about my property I carry a contractor's bucket containing
an array of small tools; a hand cultivator and trowel, small Fiskar's
loppers (they're wonderful), a small anvil pruner, a small bow saw, a
hammer, roofing nails, posted signs, and a chisel (to knock off tops of
boulders that pop into my mowed areas), a water bottle, and some other items
including a machete on my belt... distances are great and the bucket is also
handy for bringing things back, the wind can blow trash long distances, and
I have a neighbor who likes to drive golf balls into my woods, I often
return with more than 50 brand new premium balls and I don't return them.
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