I don't think that was the kind of question he was expecting from a guy in grimy overalls and knee-deep in a ditch!
November is the month consecrated to hunters. And we have a cheerful group in the lodge today. And a ditch completed, for a water line, to a standpipe, beside a frame for field-dressing deer.
A pickax is the tool of choice for solving the three-dimensional puzzles of pebbles, cobbles, and boulders that enrich our soil. A cobble, BTW, is a rock that is more that 2.5 inches around, and less than 10 inches. Cobblers used cobbles for lasts, way back when. (and yes, speaking of shoes, I finally bought a new pair of work boots today.)