Re: [gardeners] New tiller

Jane Burdekin (
Thu, 11 Feb 1999 10:47:21 -0600

Sounds wonderful Harry, I wish you many happy years of tilling with it.  I
know what you mean about pretty, and you do hate to get it dirty.  Congrats
on the new job too.


>Well, my new tiller (a Christmas present from my in-laws) arrived
>yesterday.  It's a Sears Craftsman 5.5 HP (ooohh!  and extra 1.2
>HP!  More power!!) front-tine (you knew it would be) tiller.  And this
>sounds kinda goofy, but it's a really pretty tiller!  It's got a dark,
>forest green tine shield, with the black engine block sitting atop that,
>and red oil and gas caps - the color combination is that of one of
>my favorite plaid flannel shirts.  I almost hate to get this thing dirty,
>but it's been 3 months since I tilled anything (my neighbor borrowed
>my old tiller and killed it), and I just got that itch to till.
>Knowledge is that area of ignorance that we arrange and classify.
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