Monday, December 31, 2012

CHRISTMAS GIFTS PART TWO, ROLLING GARDEN SEAT

Here is another fun, thoughtful and definitely useful gift from 2nd Man.

A couple of seasons back, I was clearing some old cactus (!) from around one of the trees in the front yard and I hurt my back while walking around and around in a circle all bent over chopping and digging.  With me about to start working on the raised beds and then having to go up and each row once they are growing, 2nd Man remembered that and thought I might could use something like this:

Image courtesy of Northerntool.com
It's a rolling garden cart/seat.  Here is the link from Amazon if you are interested in reading more about it: Rolling Garden Seat with Turnbar.

It has a turnbar on the front so as you roll, you move the handle and it steers the front wheels.  The seat is a tractor style seat (so it's comfortable) and it swivels to make it easier to move around while using it.  Now, as the Amazon reviews say, I will have to admit the assembly instructions were lacking to say the least but I was able to figure it out.  It was worth it to me to get it put together so I can use it soon.  Speaking of, below is a picture of what it looks like when it's in use.  It's got a cool little tray underneath to hold tools (and seed packets!) and then a basket on the back end to hold more.
Rolling garden seat in use (FYI, not me) image courtesy of Northerntool.com
It was definitely a surprise and I can't wait to use it this season.  Once it's in use, I'll do an update review of sorts.  Did you get anything you didn't know you needed but now can't wait to use it?


6 comments:

Tonya @ My Cozy Little Farmhouse said...

I have coveted one of those for some time now! Since neither my daughter or hubbs have given it as gift yet (despite me dropping hints for 2 years) I think it is time to break down and buy it! Yay for 2nd man for being so thoughtful and Yay for you for having such a wonderful partner and a great gift!

Annnightflyer said...

Thats something that looks like something I need especially with my back.I am going to have a hard time in our garden next year because I've been sitting too long here.But I know once I get moving I'll be fine.You two have a Happy New Year over there!

Annie*s Granny said...

I have to get down on my hands and knees to harvest or weed. Then I have to have something nearby to grab so I can get back up! One of these days, I'll be crawling across the garden/lawn to the house when I can't get back up, LOL! I do sometimes take a little plastic stool out with me, but it's almost too low and hurts my knees to get up and down from it.

I've already used my new Tramontina Dutch oven three times. Made split pea soup and white bean soup on the stove top, and a big pot roast in the oven. I love it! So much nicer than the old cast iron one that gets all rusty if I dare wash it, or smells like rancid oil if I don't.

1st Man said...

I hope you get one! Thanks for the sweet words. Maybe you should print out a picture and post it on the fridge with some big writing like "SOMEDAY" on there. Or would they miss that too? Ha. Thanks!!!

1st Man said...

I figure I'll really enjoy it in the middle of summer when it's hot and I can roll over into the shade, LOL!

New Year was great, hope it was for you too and you have a wonderful 2013!

1st Man said...

I think you need one of these! Where is Mr. Granny's email, I'll let him know! ha. Something tells me you WOULD crawl out there if you could.

Oh 2nd Man loves his Dutch oven's (yes he has several sizes) and he's always cooking something in it. I think it's his favorite pan. Yay for you! Show some pics of something fabulous!! ;-)