I recently received an email from a friend who has the greenest of thumbs. Michelle of Pacific Potager was sharing information about her latest discovery, the Weed Wench, a miraculous tool that uses simple leverage to pull out the most stubborn root systems of the most pervasive weeds, which around here means Scotch broom, English holly, and Himalayan blackberry (Thank you Luther Burbank.)
I read with interest as my front field and side pasture are about to be consumed by both. I thought Weed Wench, what a funny if not audacious name for a garden tool. I envisioned a troupe of lusty barmaids (on leave from their buccaneer boyfriends), tossing back a few stouts and taking out taproots that reach Taipei as if plucking drinking straws from a malted. I was certain of one thing, that the manufacturer of Weed Wench likely endures some spirited feedback from female customers.
As I searched for the tool’s official website, I was treated to a wide array of curious results: pirates smoking doobies, bar maids in compromising positions and costumers eager to satisfy any swashbuckler’s (or cross-dresser’s) fantasy.
I could see I was seeking the wrong kind of Weed Wench. I went back to Michelle’s email. There upon closer examination were the words: WEED WRENCH.
Oh, well that explains it. I don’t know though, I think I like Weed Wench better… Ayyyyyy Matey!
The official Weed Wrench site: WeedWrench.com.