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Trimmer Shoes

for gardeners with tender backs
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I love my garden, but my back is getting cranky with the bending over and pulling or trimming grass as grass and weeds invade my garden. I have a little folding stool which has wonderful pockets for tools and for a water bottle, but I have to frequently get up and move the whole assembly over. Why can't shoe%20trimmer I just stand and trim? (and a weed whacker is too much power for the small areas so please don't suggest I get another weed whacker.)

So I imagine a shoe with steel toes and a mechanism inside which, if you stomp on a spring trigger, two stainless steel 4 inch blades protruding from the toe will scissor together. You can stand and guide the toe and cut off the long grasses growing on the edge of the garden. I hope to have an illustration soon.

Weeding is another problem, I'm working on a digging and pulling mechanical "finger" imbedded in a shoe to yank out the weeds, but that is more complex.

Thank you for your time.

dentworth, Jul 30 2005

Trimmer Shoes [FarmerJohn, Jul 30 2005]

Edging Spur http://www.droversm...hisholmtrail_lg.jpg
Sort of like this, for strapping onto Trimmer Shoes. [jurist, Jul 30 2005]


       I think I'd rather have a little battery-powered rover stool to move me around.
goober, Jul 30 2005

       swiss army gardening shoes.
po, Jul 30 2005

       OHHH I like that [po]!   

       I found *stealth lawnmower*, see link, and I can't tell if that is a large machine or a small thing like a shoe, where is [8th]? oops link gone
dentworth, Jul 30 2005

       Iraq probably.
po, Jul 30 2005

       Rather hard to explain at the airport, but croissant.
DrCurry, Jul 30 2005

       Thank you FarmerJohn, a fabulous illustration.   

       oh and I forgot to add "shoes not recommended for dancing."
dentworth, Jul 30 2005

       Rosa Klebb (Lotte Lenya) of S.P.E.C.T.R.E in "From Russia With Love" would have treasured shoes like these for her golden retirement days.
jurist, Jul 30 2005

       In addition to the Trimmer Shoes, you should get a pair of Strap-On Edging Spurs to give your lawn a finished, well-manicured look.
jurist, Jul 30 2005

       As long as running with them indoors can put out an eye, my Mum will give them her blessing.
reensure, Jul 30 2005

       At the risk of injecting a pragmatic tone to the conversation, wouldn't you be better off with some long-handled edging shears and a good sharp Dutch hoe?
Basepair, Jul 30 2005

       Very nice indeed.
calum, Aug 03 2005

       Farmer Johns last illustration before he left.   

       Wishing I had these shoes now, the weeds are stalking the petunias.
dentworth, May 13 2006


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