Thursday, 19 January 2012

Mucking good fun!!!

I struggled with a name for this post...and then when I first thought of this title I was worried that people might miss-read it but I thought just go for it...I hope it's catchy enough to get your attention!!

So what's it all about?? A manure or 'muck' fork. I decided when I was down the plot that I needed one to make lighter work of spreading the manure as a garden forks prongs are quite thick so it makes digging into the heap quite hard.

Anyway after a lot of searching I found one on amazon for a bargain price of just £12.03. I was a little dubious as some of them go for around £60 but it had received good reviews so this is what I decided to go for.

Well It arrived by courier yesterday...It was very well packaged.....so well it took me nearly half an hour to open it. I had a friend visiting who was in absolute hysterics watching me and immediately got the camera out!!

manure fork
The photos are a little blurry...I don't think I was moving at warp speed...I think Annie perhaps couldn't keep her hand still she was laughing so much!

The handles was wrapped and taped in plastic which was a major feat in itself to open...but then this self sticking plastic was wrapped around the blades.

manure fork
I unwound FOREVER...and then realized my mistake...I had wound off the prongs and onto me....another set of giggles from Annie!!

manure fork
But fianlly all was well and I had a manure fork stood proud in my kitchen. In total it's 5ft tall which is taller than me but it's nice and sturdy and I can't wait to try it out at the weekend. Needless to say on the packaging feedback for Amazon I only gave them 1star for ease of opening!

burning garden rubbish
Finally just a couple of shots of my fire burning brightly on Sunday afternoon....

burning garden rubbish
It took much longer than I anticipated to burn down and even though we have fire's in incinerators bins only we still aren't allowed to leave them unattended....so i was there after sunset but kept toasty round the fire!

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10 comments:

  1. So you're a compact person like me. As I always say perfume comes in tiny bottles but disinfectant in large ones.

    Hope your fork lives up to expectations - sad to be excited about shifting manure though!

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    1. I was always told that poison comes in little bottles...i like your analogy much better Sue.

      It may be sad to get excited about shifting manure...but I'm easily pleased!! :-)

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  2. It looks like they weren't taking any chances of the packaging coming undone in transit. You're all set for muck spreading now.

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    1. Definitely not Jo....I saw someone leave a comment about how there fork was damaged in transit....maybe this was the cause of the excess packing!!

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  3. My daughter is under 5' also :) Sounds like quite a job getting that unpacked.

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    1. There are quite a few of us 'littlies' in the world Ann...I don't mind though.

      I certainly got a good workout when getting the fork opened!

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  4. I have a fork just like that one. I've been using it to pull pieces of wood from a pile of sawdust. Not fun, but I need to get rid of that pile.

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    1. I'm sure you could make it fun Ratty...why don't you try singing whilst your at it?? Always lifts my spirits with the mundane tasks!

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  5. Aw, stop mucking about... (ala Charles Hawtrey)

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    1. Lol Mal....good to see you visiting!

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keep it clean...keep it relevant...I look forward to reading your comments!!