I sure do love to poke around.
Wouldn’t you want to go through this door and see what’s what?
That’s an interesting window.
What’s in there?
There’s a door…
Let’s go in…
It’s a bit dark in here.
Wait a minute, while the eyes adjust….
Look, will you!
I love tools.
Here’s a fine old spade.
These look like…
The way the metal is attached to the handles says to me that these two forks are at least a hundred or a hundred and fifty years old.
Now, over here on a bench there’s a nice whirl of tools.
Let’s take a look at some of them.
Here’s a rake head.
I’ve never seen a rake head quite like this.
It has a nicely worn red color.
Red seems to be a popular color for tools.
It does make them easier to find.
Well-used tools have such fine character.
And gee, look at this trowel.
I sure do admire this trowel.
A trowel with a real, forged steel blade
Not some cheap piece of cookie-cutter stamped-out sheet steel.
The ferrule that finishes off the handle has slipped off, but that’s no big deal.
And the handle…over the years, this handle has been held for thousands of hours.
And it still has many years of use ahead.
They don’t make them like they used to.