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* Welcome back Yury Smirnov, of Ecominded.net, for Fokin hoe giveaway!!

 
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Welcome Yury.  Thank you for your generosity.
 
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this new (to me) tool will help me provide more versatile assistance in the recovery after our CZU Lightning Fire.  Waiting out the last possible rains and after the all clear, we will be heading back up to the burn sites and former home locations to continue restoration and recovery work.  This may be just the tool to chip through charred trees, ready a new garden or even help prep a space for temporary housing while the hold home is being rebuild.  Cheers to all!!
 
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You know I first saw these last year and have done a lot of research on them and dreamed of the day I could get one.  Well over this last weekend I finally caved and bought one.  The checkout process was very straight forward.  Kind of odd to by something from Russia.  The process said if you want to pay by CC or debit to send Yury and email and he gives you the content to put into the email.  He was away from home but responded quickly letting me know when he would be back in town and to help me complete the payment.  He was prompt and sent the info when he said he would.  As soon as I paid, I got the tracking information.  It is kind of fun to see it get tracked through Russia.  Then this post shows up. Timing is everything.  Kind of glad though there were two models I wanted but could only afford one.  Maybe I will be able to get the other one I wanted.  We will see.  I got this for my garden but every year I go camping for a few weeks and typically get a big rain storm the starts to flood the tent as my trench I dug with the shovel was too shallow.  I plan to take this with me to help dig deeper trenches this year.  What fun I will have with this new Toy, I mean tool.
 
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Neat tool!

Just what I need at our new homestead.
 
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Great looking tool. It's on my want list
 
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My blacksmith husband made one similar to the "large".  It is his go-to tool in the garden!
Very versatile. You can get in close to plants with the tip, and a long handle saves bending over.
He made a left-handed one for a friend that coveted his.
 
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Will it be able to "mind the poo" of my 4 barn cats that like "fertilize" any spare piece of soil that I have?
 
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Welcome Yury :)

Every time I see a photo of one of these tools I wonder why it is twisted to the side a bit. Does it cut better that way?
 
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Howdy Yury! Looking forward to reviewing the cool tool.
 
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Ryan Adobe wrote:Welcome Yury :)

Every time I see a photo of one of these tools I wonder why it is twisted to the side a bit. Does it cut better that way?



Yes, every bend angle is calculated very carefully - for most easy and effective work.
 
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Hi Looks like it will be Great to use in our soil. Keep up the great work. Thanks again.
 
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Looks like a great product! Looking forward to getting one!
 
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Hi folks! Here are some tips from the author (inventor) of the tool: Fokin Hoe: Author's Tips - I hope you find them useful!
 
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Hello and welcome!

 
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We have winners!!!

Congratulations!

S Ydok
Jen Tuuli
Carla Burke
Jack Edmondson


If you could please PM Yury with your mailing address, that would be super helpful! (I'll send you each a PM, too, to make sure you know you won!)

A huge thanks to Yury for having this giveaway with us! We really appreciate it!

And, fellow permies, if you're bummed that you didn't win, here's a handy dandy link to his website to purchase Fokin hoe blades at ecominded.net!
 
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Woot!!! Thank you! I'm gonna get so many new hand blisters 😸 easier mini garden beds here I come!
 
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Nicole Alderman wrote:We have winners!!!

Congratulations!

S Ydok
Jen Tuuli
Carla Burke
Jack Edmondson


If you could please PM Yury with your mailing address, that would be super helpful! (I'll send you each a PM, too, to make sure you know you won!)

A huge thanks to Yury for having this giveaway with us! We really appreciate it!

And, fellow permies, if you're bummed that you didn't win, here's a handy dandy link to his website to purchase Fokin hoe blades at ecominded.net!



My warmest congratulations to the lucky winners! :)  Waiting for your mailing addresses.
 
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Following your requests, I am sharing this video: learn how to correctly sharpen Fokin hoe (ploskorez, flat-cutter):
 
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YAYYYY!!! I'm SO excited for this!! Thank you so very much!
 
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Jack Edmondson has very graciously gifted his fokin hoe blade to the next runner up, and that person is:

Jubilee Fly!

Jubilee, if you could PM Yury your mailing address, he can get it mailed out to you!
 
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Woohoo! I have so much to do on the plot this year and this tool is going to be So Helpful! Thank you so much! 🙏🏻
 
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So cool of you Yuri. I cant wait to get my hoe from you guys. I'm gonna buy the "ultimate weapon" or something like that, the big one hahaha.
 
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Awesome giveaway Yuri and awesome tool. I wish I would've won but I'll put the Fokin hoe on my "to buy" list within the next couple of years. Thanks!
 
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i made the mistake of reading the notification email out loud and i'm sure i confused my co-workers when I said "i could win a fokin hoe"
 
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Wooooo hoodoo! How do I email my address?
& that last comment 😆
 
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Ok, it's done!
The parcels with flat-cutters Robust are on the way to the winners. :)
 
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W00t, W00000T!!! Thank you, Yury!
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