22 comments on “Wordless Wednesday: When you lose a friend

  1. 😦 I hate when that happens.

  2. Sniff. Get a metal one next time. Worth the extra bucks.

    • bittster says:

      A metal rake is not a bad idea. If you look you’ll notice over the years I completely wore the tines down to nubs wthout any hook to them. You had to hold the rake upright in order to rake leaves!

  3. Lisa says:

    Looks like he was a good one. RIP

  4. Chloris says:

    You must have been raking an awful lot of leaves. I agree with Cathy, you need a metal one.

  5. Lucky you … I LOVE an excuse to buy new gardening tools.
    Happy Thanksgiving! P. x

    • bittster says:

      I have all winter to think about it as well. I bet I could find a really nice one online but feel silly mailordering a rake…. unless I add new secateurs or something 🙂

  6. Indie says:

    Oh no!!! I don’t have a favorite rake, but I don’t even know what I’d do if my favorite shovel ever broke.

    • bittster says:

      This rake has been with me for years. Maybe not a favorite, but years of service counts for something!
      I’m tough on shovels, they rarely make two seasons. Wood or fiberglass I manage to break the handles of even the unbreakable versions. I should really save the receipts of the unbreakable ones…

  7. Condolences. Once was hoeing extra vigorously with a Dutch hoe and the head broke off.

    • bittster says:

      There’s always that moment of shocked disbelief when a tool falls apart mid-swing. Second only to the shocked smack which happens when you step on the head of a hoe left on the ground… and the whole thing pivots up to hit you.

  8. Peter/Outlaw says:

    You have my sympathy. It looks like he had a long, full life and served you well. Believe it or not, someday the sound of new tines scratching at leaves will gradually replace the pain and eventually you’ll smile while fondly remembering your friend fallen in the line of duty.

  9. 😀 That is funny. You really get the last bit of use out your tools.

  10. Dee says:

    Poor rake. ~~Dee

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