Tuesday, February 21, 2006

What's A Garden Hopper?

No, it’s not some cute little insect. And it doesn’t really hop.

Give up?

It’s one of the Christmas presents my dear husband gave me. He thought it might save my back when gardening.

I want to avoid as much pain and as many pinched nerve episodes as possible!

As you can see, you sit on it and move along the garden edge or row, doing whatever chore you wish to do. I think it’ll be great for picking beans…….a job that always makes my back ache.

There’s space for tools and whatnot and even a holder for a drink, although I’d probably spill it. I can’t wait to try it out in the spring.

I’m sure our grandsons will also enjoy scooting around on it too :)


Motherkitty said...[Reply]

I definitely need one of these for my poor knees. Let me know how you like it before I go out and buy one.

Abandoned in Pasadena said...[Reply]

Yes, please let us know how you like it. I saw one at a local store and I wanted it, but my husband said to wait. Now we will be waiting to see if you like it...and if it is easier on the back.

I have a problem with bending down and getting on my knees...it hurts. So I am anxious to see how this works out for you.

Val said...[Reply]

I too am waiting to see how you like gardening with that. Wonder if they have them here in Australia? It could be a good mutual present for our 35th wedding anniversary in October!

Alice said...[Reply]

And who said big kids are too old for toys? Isn't that so cute! However, I won't believe it works until I see a photo of you using it. Do you need 'L' plates and then 'P' plates?

judypatooote said...[Reply]

I remember selling them at Franks nursery and crafts, when i worked their....i always wanted to buy one. I wish I would have, because i could have gotten my discount... they are pretty cool....hope you enjoy it......

Wendy A said...[Reply]

I think that is a great gift idea for anyone over 40. I have my husbands fatherday gift all figured now. Thanks. (he will really love the beer holder)

ms*robyn said...[Reply]

what a great idea! although at first - I did think it was a toddlers car or something like that.

Connie and Rob said...[Reply]

That is great! I have seen all the knee thingys but never something as fine as this. Does it have a little wet bar for lemonaide? My husband and I could definitely use one thins spring.

Maybe we could both get one and have races!!!


Reflection Through The Seasons said...[Reply]

Hi Kerri...
What a terrific idea. Do let us know how you get on with it. I've never seen anything like this before, but in princlple, it should work well for you.
I know what you suffer with trapped nerves. I am speaking from personal experience right at this moment! I have a trapped nerve in my neck that is radiating pain down my arm, plus I have a muscle strained in my shoulder. Sob! Sob! Take care! Marion

kylieps said...[Reply]

To heck with letting my nephews play on it- I want a go! I hope it helps with your back aches.

Sue said...[Reply]

Hi Kerri,
I was doing a bit of blog hopping and happened upon you. You and I are very close to the same age. My brother married a wonderful girl from Australia in 1975. They have lived here in CA all their married life. They go home (as she says it) every other year. She still has an accent and uses all the Aussie words for things! I'll visit you again.

Sharon K said...[Reply]

I like your garden wagon and I am sure the little ones will have as much fun as Gram rooling around on it. Just think no pain.....