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Old 08-15-2014, 08:08 AM  
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Age and enthusiasm play a big part in how many holes a person is willing to do with a PHD. There was a time when I would have dug 15 fence posts by hand. Now one mailbox post is pushing the limits. I went out and got my PHD out of the shed the other day and one side of the scoop had rusted half off. Seems it was up against a bag of lime and ten years of sitting there did it in.

The mail box move will have to wait.



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You know what they say: "Old and crafty will defeat young and strong every time." or the ever popular "Work smarter not harder."

It took me a long time to learn these truths.



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To dig a post hole with a shovel to a depth of 4' you would have a huge diameter hole.

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To dig a post hole with a shovel to a depth of 4' you would have a huge diameter hole.
There is something called a spoon shovel. Years ago I saw two guys dig a hole 8 ft deep for a telephone pole.
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There is something called a spoon shovel. Years ago I saw two guys dig a hole 8 ft deep for a telephone pole.
Grape farmers around here all have one for posts.


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