Hi, Merme ...
Glad I posted, too (now). Wasn't sure if this was active forum or not.
To answer your Q:...No, I was not aware of any equipment for us; however, necessity is the Mother of Invention, right?
As I was telling my vegetable angels
, I am getting a rototiller in the spring
. Right now I am short on cash and awaiting disability confirmation (probably denial is more like it
). Soooo....I sat on my bum, and on my knees sometimes
, and began hacking away at weeds
and roots and turning soil with a long-handled claw, throwing rocks into the next yard (unoccupied property), all the while "Gus," the stray kitty who adopted us, was dodging weed
plugs and hunks of roots...it was hysterical! Sometimes ya just gotta laugh and have fun!
I had my portable phone receiver beside me, and I got dirt all over it. I'd push a number and get a row of another. Disabled people need to communicate and I was very upset. I went back to Radio Shack with the whole phone (base and all). The store manager plugged it in while my housemate, Trish, and I chatted and enjoyed the AC (It was 100 here yesterday). All of a sudden, he handed me the receiver and told me to punch in the store # and it rang. He nicely said, "Clean the contacts with a pencil eraser once a month, and, Ma'am? Please remember to charge it every day."
When we left, Trish said, "Good thing you didn't tell him you tried to compost it!"
I'm not formally religious, but very spiritual....From childhood, I remember the story of St Francis of Assisi (the one with the bird on his shoulder) and St. Theresa, the Little flower
, and I offer up a thought about flora and fauna to let God know I appreciate what is free. Produce certainly isn't
If anyone comes up with some concocted equipment, lemme know, 'cuzz everybody here knows that when I'm on the floor doing something, they'd better give me everything that needs doing up 3' high because it takes a growing
season for me to get up again!
Thanks for listening....