Was it a "Foley's" food mill, last month, Gary?
An adze and a weed whacker most recently ..?
I once considered work with an adze when I was building a floor in a log cabin (years ago). Pretty much gave up on the idea and just whacked at some pine poles with a sharp ax before laying plywood and subfloor.
Bought a grubbing hoe way back then but it has never been very useful. Later, I found a Pulaski in the woods near my gardens (many years later
). The Pulaski has been handy at times for cultivating tasks but I'm getting a little olde for those kinds of things.
Make everything as simple as possible but not simpler. ~ Albert Einstein