Tangwystl Cottage - upgrading garden tools

Any gardener knows that their equipment is really important, and having decent tools to work with is essential (although life would go on without such things, but yanno ...), so I recently indulged in an upgrade with range expansion (maybe someone should develop a trading-card game based around gardening?? None of these tools have any exp yet, but they soon will be loaded up with it, lol).

Anyhoo ... I love using natural-based materials and stuff so when I saw this range of tools with their beautiful wooden handles I couldn't resist. I also noticed in the store there was a trend towards using plastic handles. Yeah, no thanks if I can help it.
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Axe
In fact, we really needed this axe as we've only ever had a heavy splitting axe and a hatchet - not great for the majority of jobs, plus they are pretty darned blunt.
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I think the handle is American Hickory.

Secateurs
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I also found a packet of replacement springs, so I hope to repair my old set. Amazing how many fly off into the grass, never to be spotted again!

Snips
Until now, I hadn't found any garden tool that was geared to harvesting produce, so I am hoping that is what these do.
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Trowel
A bit wider than what I'm used to using, so my holes may turn into small swimming pools.
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I think the handle is made of Oak?

Bulb Trowel
Also useful for those skinny places one needs to dig in.
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Fork
My own type of hard-fork, lol.
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Cultivator
Pretty wicked-looking. Watch out, weeds!
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Bulb Planter
I've never had or used one before, but decided this was the year to go for it ... so daring :P
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So there you have it. I'm thinking about creating a special board with fancy hooks to hang them all on, in a spot outside the back door. Very cottage-y.
Kinda like this one, but more me.
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I bought a wood-burning kit a while back (but have yet to use it) so I could create some nice garden signs so perhaps this project will be perfect for it.

And remember people, get those weeds before they get you!
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(extra tags: #garden #tools #selfsufficiency #newzealand)

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