February 19, 2009
The beauty of hand tools
Hand tools are an art form embodied with a sense of worth and satisfaction.
The salt and oils on the hardwood handles, the nicks and weathered edges.
The memories of a season's lushness, or its drought.
The place where it hangs on the wall, or rests in a nook.
seed fiddle, hummelor, spile cleaver, breast plow, dibber, flail,
gore snud. ?
A reverence, a satisfaction with the scent of oil, wood, sweat and metal,
to know the labour saved and life given is potent in a well designed and cared for tool.
Fabulous collection of old agricultural and fenland tools
Posted by anne at 2:55 PM