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old iron tools found in the hedge

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old iron tools found in the hedge



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Fab. Adding to GoYpedia :o)

9 Jul, 2012

 

lovely find....are you going to display them?

9 Jul, 2012

 

I am sorry, but they do not look very old. But can be useful, don` t they :))

9 Jul, 2012

 

I hope you don't find the old workman they belong to! ;-)

9 Jul, 2012

 

thanks Terra, no point in displaying most of them as they are in constant use Scottish, but yes maybe sometime in the future.
they are some of the most useful of all my tools Katarina.
well not in his present state, i wouldnt Mw ;~((
i come across many bones but i always assume they are old dogbones or cattle bones.....lol
i wld love to have met him, he cld tell me what they were meant to be used for.

10 Jul, 2012

 

looks like the tools I found are more mechanical...part of a horse drawn cultivator...? Your tools tell the story of your land....pics, awls, pointed tools for digging in rocky earth. Old or not, useful or not, they tell a story. Maybe the hedge was the final resting place of an old plow horse? Would there be descendants of the old farmer living near you?

10 Jul, 2012

 

no no descendants apparently, but i heard a lot of hairy stories about the last farmer to live and farm there!!
whoever or whatever he was , i am forever grateful for the tools he left behind :~))

10 Jul, 2012

 

can you imagine having the strength to wield that mattock? did the ditches have water gates? one of those tools looks like it could have been part of a capstan. (The one with the hole near the end.)

12 Jul, 2012

 

no Lori certainly nothing as elaborate as watergates, they only run after a very heavy storm, otherwise they are bone dry.
yes the tools are rather heavy but things like that mattock wld have had a very short handle to balance well, and wack that soil!! typically used for veggie plots. the older generation around here are generally small but very wiry. no idea about the one with the whole at the end.

13 Jul, 2012

 

It looked long enough to supply some leverage for short wiry people...lol.

13 Jul, 2012



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