The Valley Oak Wheel Hoe may be the single greatest hand tool that we use on the farm these days. The blade/hoop attachment slices easily and cleanly through the invasives that we are continually fighting like thistle, burdock and curly dock. This is a fun tool to use: no bending or kneeling and it's gratifying to slice through a thick thistle plant and root!
This photo shows the end of a garlic bed that wasn't fully planted with garlic. I first cleared it with the wheel hoe blade attachment and then attached the 3 tine cultivator which allowed me to clear the "trash" from the bed and then loosened the soil. I then put in some beet seeds.
Wheel Hoe - made in the USA. Ours was purchased through the
great folks at Green Heron Tools
Today, right out the front door on the county road at our church-house was a young turkey.