With 3 holes left to dig, I put the shovel in the ground only to hear a crack ! In all honesty, this was an old shovel. I'm not sure where it initially came from. I'm thinking either wife # 1's dad had it, (possibly from the 1970s or 1980s ?), or my mom had it way back when, (possibly the 1960s ?). Today was the day it gave up.