Once upon a time there was this 5'3" woman, weighing 120 pounds, 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. All that physical exercise felt SO good. Ah the memories.
Those were the 8 hours work days at the health office, then the 4 hours of tending to the horses, along with family and house chores. I can honestly say I really do 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. It also 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 eyes and said, "Oh, what a superb Valentine's Day gift!"
The cost of the Mantis is $339 and it also 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. Prior to seeing the Mantis, I did speak with many online who state that they have had their Mantis for over 20 years and will not even think of using any other tiller. Many tiller's were out of our budget and some were just too much machine for this woman to handle.
This Mantis Tiller is a gardeners most valuable helper!
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