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Who remembers what these are used for?

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Baskets for allowing produce to dry after washing?

Or, for more thorough drying, as would be needed for figs, apricots, peppers, etc.?

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Storing tobacco to keep it clean.

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I thought is was a paper plate holder
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Correct, tobacco basket.

See if you can get this one right. It was used in the garden and on the farm what is it and what is it designed to do?

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Wheel from a walk-behind cultivator?

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told2b wrote:Wheel from a walk-behind cultivator?
Your close. They are actually from a 2 row farm field seed planter but the 1 row garden planter works on the same principle it has a smaller back wheel.

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The 1 row garden planter works the same way back wheel is designed to cover the seeds with soil.

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Can you use this in your garden. What is it?

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Looks like a corn shucker in a wood box.

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told2b wrote:Looks like a corn shucker in a wood box.
You beat me to it.

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What is this?

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Coffee or grain grinder.

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My Grandmother used this in the kitchen every summer after harvesting vegetables from the garden. What is it for?

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It is someone else's turn to do a, guess what this is.

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I was thinking of what I would offer for a "guess what this is" and I visualized Gary's last one. Oh, and a few old garden tools. None of which I have handy to photograph. Any one of my siblings could identify many arcane tools that might date back to the 1800's. Some things can look pretty variable depending on where or how they are used. I've used a potato ricer to make applesauce for instance.

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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 :wink: ). The Pulaski has been handy at times for cultivating tasks but I'm getting a little olde for those kinds of things.

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Has anyone used one of these. I checked into buying 1 once but decided not to. You need some place to keep this all winter. It also takes a while to set it up to do the job. By the time you get it set up to do a small job you could have done the job by hand and moved on to something different.

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Last year I used a grass whip (like in the pic at the top of this page) quite a bit. Then some friends got together and got me a big brush blade for the scythe snath that we found here at the farm when we bought it, so that's been my go-to mower this year.

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