Once upon a time there was this 5'3" woman who could unload and carry numerous 50 pound bags of horse feed into the barn with ease. She could hop up onto the truck and begin throwing off sweet-smelling bales of hay with no sweat. Ahhhh memories. Those were the 10 hour days of work away from home, plus another 4 hours tending barn, family and house chores.
Yes, I can honestly say I miss that Wonder Woman.
As we age it is so important for us to stay active, remembering that if we don't use it we'll lose it! So if you think that aging should keep you from having a garden, think again!
I love talking dirt, digging, reaping and storing from all my toil. But I admit there comes a time when we need to enlist the services of a strong, reliable helper.
So I sought to find some help. Being out in the sun, working with the soil, and being self-sufficient is what I am all about. This Florida girl has spent many years out in the fresh air and I have no intentions of quitting any time soon.
I asked the opinion of many, and then met up with someone who invited me to come meet his helper. He promised me that his helper could have my garden ready to go in no time and with little exertion on my part (thank you Lord).
Last weekend my hubby and I ventured out to his place to get acquainted with this helper. When we were introduced, it was love at first site. This helper is not a person, but a machine. It is a superb lightweight tiller that gets in tight spaces, is compact, and easy for me (126 lbs soaking wet) to carry. It is my newest love, it's a Mantis!
Did I mention it is a power machine? It makes tilling almost effortless. It churns up leaves and weeds to give you a softer and more fertile soil. The tine blades both dig and weed, so you will use it all season long from tiller to a weeder. All that is needed is just turning the blades around. It is so versatile. In under a half hour I can have my garden ready to go. Ahhh, I can smell that fresh rich dirt now, enticing me to come out and "get going."
When not being used in our garden, the Mantis has an aerator attachment for your lawn. Plus it has planter tines that will dig furrows for most of your planting needs. The particular Mantis we were able to look and test was the Mantis 2-cycle, tiller. Immediately I looked at my husband with sad eye's and said, "Can this be my Mother's Day gift?" It costs $339 and has a 90 day money back guarantee, so you can try it RISK FREE for 90 days.
We checked out several tillers but none compare. Some people state they have had their Mantis for over 20 years and will not even think of using any other tiller. Some tiller's were way out of pocket budget and some just too much machine for this woman to handle.
This Mantis Tiller is a senior's most valuable helper!
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