A simple grub hoe
(pick mattox) and a machete are the only tools they own in order to grow enough food for themselves and their few livestock, and a bit extra to sell (in good years).
When the tree finally fell four hours later, the stump looked like it had been gnawed by an intoxicated beaver with a severe underbite, my hands looked like chopped liver, and the saw bar was bent so sharply it resembled a grub hoe
. I didn't figure Herb would much like that, either, but getting that first log on the ground was a small victory for the good guys.
First, take a grub hoe
and loosen all of the soil in the area.
In particular, 7000 bicycles, 1000 sewing machines and 60000 grub hoes
are being disbursed to beneficiaries.
These men, Like shadows fixed from tombs, indurated spectres, Bas-reliefed in the shimmering, heated light in Which I saw them, their haunches toward me, Lifting the ancient grub hoes
, cutting the soil, This Damiettan earth, offering itself again, again, And forever, to the blade, like a hungering lamb's throat, The parting of the flesh of it, the earth-watering blood, To bring forth the harvest, reap the manna within.
Field or grub hoes
are noticeably heavier than many other hoes, but as weeds gain size, these chopping champs quickly emerge as the best tools for the job.
There are oscillating hoes, scuffle hoes, draw hoes, grub hoes
, swan-neck hoes ...