Missing Gardening Pick Ax
I garden on a Missouri limestone hill which means my main gardening tool is a pick ax. And a good set of sturdy boots.
When my last pick ax literally fell apart, I bought a new, improved one with a plastic handle and a weight I could better manage. The only problem was the handle was green, which meant as soon as I set it aside in the garden I couldn’t find it.
Enter my handyman who said he could fix that and sprayed the plastic handle a bright red. Now you should be able to find it wherever you leave it in the garden.
The next day as I was cleaning up, no pick ax ANYwhere!
Back track your steps and see if you can find it where you were working earlier, my handyman suggested. I did. Several times. Nothing.
Then earlier today, I saw it. Actually I saw the bottom of the pick ax sticking out next to a tree where I must have left it. And was it the red that caught my eye?
No, it was the original green still visible on the pick ax bottom.
Reminds me of my missing green claw glove that’s still somewhere in the garden. The claw gloves are also mainly green with black tips but now I’m wondering if painting them will make any difference in terms of finding them.
This pick ax was painted red all over!
Well, it’s back and now with hard frosts killing off most of the greenery, I should be able to more easily spot it - at least until next spring.