Spades and more spades

      One of our retired farmer friends collects old agricultural implements and tools and is slowly adding to his collection of spades, shovels and cutters.
      This little group of six is still in continuous use having been bought at farm sales and some being donated by friends. Most of them were made by long departed local blacksmiths but all the parts are still original and they'll continue to serve for years.
      Next week we will mostly be looking at forks.