Today the tool, described as combining an axe with either a mattock or grub hoe, is sold for gardening and clearing nature trails, as well as firefighting.
Hole planting can be done with a mattock , hoe or shovel.
The women toil in the broiling sun, backs bent, feet bare, working for hours at a stretch with a mattock , for most the only tool for every job.
One of my favorite tools from my farming days on the Big Island is a miniature version of the mattock .
I noticed it when I realized I was using my mattock as a pry bar, not for rocks, as was intended, but for myself.
Tinkering in his blacksmith shop, he created a tool that's half ax, half mattock , and ideal for digging firebreaks.
He produced a mattock out of his donkey-cart and had several peasant boys dig a hole.
An ax or mattock will come in handy to chop out the roots that you will inevitably encounter.
Kill weeds with glyphosate herbicide, pull them by hand, or chop them with a hoe or mattock and rake them up.
Other tools include a wheel cultivator, pickax, and mattock .