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Steve @ Celtic Farm

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What is the oldest gardening tool? (Picture hint) No....Not your spouse.

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There's nothing like a bit of stick when you want to dibble a hole :)
In the days when cottagers got a quarter acre to grow grain they used two 'Dibbling sticks' to plant with. About five or six foot long with a heavy bullet shape on one end he would hold one in each hand and walk the rows thumping them down into the ground to make holes, wife and children would follow dropping in the seeds, one for the farmer, one for the crow, one to rot and one to grow.
I read that the nomadic bush men of the Kalahari are hunter gatherers, but when they gather things like melons they always leave the best one, for the Gods, but also for the next generation's seed. If that was the first gardening then they probably harvested with a sharp stone.
 

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My oldest one is probably the Pitch Fork my mate Paul gave to me :)

I'll take a picture of it tomorrow :)
 

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Took a pic of the Pitchfork today...

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I'm always using it, very useful tool. My mate Paul had had it Man and Boy. It's had 3 new handles and 4 new heads mind.
 

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