Ah! After days of torrential rain the sun came out...so did Hazel!
I weeded the potager and the air and the soil were warm and damp. The weeds pulled easily, and as I worked I brushed the various herbs and was surrounded by their aromas.
Oh, and you read correctly, that is T-O-N-G, not thong, or thongs!
Well what do you call half a pair of tongs that are broken?
The tong, or half a tongs, makes a fantastic hand tool. You can stab and twist to cultivate. It is sharp and sturdy, and you can use it spoonwise, or turn it knifewise so it fits into tight spots.
I am going to improve it by winding on some electrical tape to make it more hand-friendly.
I highly recommend this little bit of repurposing
for when your
thong tong snaps.