Once upon a time, I got a Cobrahead weeder. I don't remember exactly how I got it or when. But I know I didn't have to pay for it. They aren't expensive; I just was fortunate enough to come by one of these gratis, courtesy of the family-owned company. (Thank you, Cobrahead!)
Recently, Romie and I worked on a project for Lowe's where we needed to dig a shallow trench in which to lay PVC pipe. Romie made an initial swipe through the yard and then I followed up with my Cobrahead, deepening the trench. It was great for the job. Almost perfect.
Just as I was finishing up, Romie said to me, "That worked really well. They should make that with a long handle so you wouldn't have to bend over to do that." I replied, "They DO. I just don't have one."
I leaned over to the person sitting next to me - Lucy Pelletier, daughter of Helen Battersby from Canada - and whispered, "There's just one thing I would love to win out of all those prizes."
"What's that?" Lucy said.
"That long-handled Cobrahead weeder."
Andrea Fox called out the numbers as she made her way through the many prizes so generously donated by sponsors. Then it was time to give away the long-handled Cobrahead weeder.
Guess who won one?
That's right. ME. I was ecstatic and couldn't wait to call home to tell Romie that I'd won it.
It came this week. Thank you, Cobrahead, for donating this as a prize and especially for making a superior product that every gardener should have in their tool shed - short-handled AND long-handled. I am one happy girl.