Found this neat wheel barrell at Wal-mart. Have been having trouble falling with the typical kind. Had brain tumor removed (good news - little chance that it will reoccur. Bad news - have to deal with falling down & double vision, my biggest obstacles to gardening!)
Ours is a steel wheel barrow just like you can get for mixing concrete in. It is nice to dump things and doesn't tip easily. A little harder to turn a corner but it makes up for that with the stability.
We also have a two wheeled wooden cart that we have had for many years. Poor thing has seen its day now with all the farm work it has had to do but I use it in the garden for cleanup times and times when DH is using the other one.
Love both of them. I sure am glad there are clever people out there inventing things to make our life easier.
I wonder, does anyone, besides probably "Shoe," use the old kind that had the flat steel one-wheel with the flat square barrow with up-and-out-sloped sides? Ours was painted red, and we used it forever. Never had to worry about getting a flat tire! Or did my dad make ours?
He was a machinist, and made my first tricycle with steel wheels. I still have pictures of it. Maybe he did make the wheelbarrow! If you put it in the shed after using it, it didn't rust. It was strong and steady, but wasn't heavy, and had perfect balance, once you got old enough and strong enough to push it! I loved it. It got much use all those years.
Judith that is the type of wheelbarrow I have been talking about that is my two wheeled one. The one wheel just knocks me over if I am going down a slope or trying to turn a sharp corner and the load shifts. The two wheel is more stable but just a little harder to turn those corners.
It has two wheels in front, and legs/posts in back to set it down on? One wheel on each side, or two side by side in the middle? I've seen both. The two in the middle offer more stability than just one wheel in the middle, but we have one now that has four wheels that I use for gardening. Handy for loading up limbs and brush, weeds, or for rolling garden supplies around. Cuts down on number of trips back and forth.
Of course, I can't recall how many garden hand tools I've "dumped" into the compost pile, or buried under the pine straw mulch I use. DH is always having to buy me new ones. : )
It has two wheels fairly close to the front which makes for easy dumping but they are pretty well balanced for us too. The only objection we have had to it in three years of use is that for my tall men here they keep stubbing the front brace into the ground if they lift the back end too much.
Our tools keep turning up most of the time. They may be out in the corrals with the sheep or out in the pasture where DH was weeding out the thistles but eventually they are found.
Now that's what I call a self-perpetuating composter. Do you have a patent on it????? All you have to do now is design and build a combination self-perpetuating collector bin and compost transporter to each plant site. Then you could write yourself out of the equation!
We keep our cars in the garage. Mine is a 1989 Ford and DH's is a 1992 Ford truck. Ford's are built to last!
Hi, I just bought the same one, I love it! It is especially useful as I have lots of terrain to navigate over and around. I am happy to hear your brain tumor shouldn't recur. A series of strokes has also left me with reduced vision and rather clumsy. My wheel barrow often doubles as a "walker", especially when I am tired but too stubborn to quit!