Considering the fact that my old shovel didn’t have a point at the tip anymore, it was time for a new one. I wanted a lightweight model and the first one I looked at was perfect. Not only that, it had something I had not seen before but then I haven’t looked for a new shovel in 20 years. My new shovel has 2 foot rests that make digging immensely easier.
I tried it out today when I started to enlarge my vegetable garden. It makes double digging slightly more enjoyable (only slightly – there are plenty of rocks in the soil I am carting out of the area I am enlarging.) And the icing on the cake? This shovel was under $15.