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I saw this years ago and could never find again – just did – so posting here so I do not lose it!

you can (apparently) maintain your regular tools for years in the following manner, written about by John Seymour in his book “The New Self-Sufficient Gardener:”

1.) Scrape the dirt off your shovels/forks/etc when you are going to put them away
2.) Keep a bucket full of sand mixed with oil (he suggests recycling used motor oil), deep enough to fully insert the head of your garden tool, inside your garden shed. ***can replace with vegetable oil which is better!!!
3.) When the dirt is mostly scraped off your tool, submerse it a few times in the sand. It is cleaned and oiled in fell swoop, insuring a rust-free tool

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