So did we, for years, and the dreary task of hoeing was made more bearable by the hope of finding a spearpoint or some other Cherokee tool because this area was a part of their hunting grounds and this field, from the number of partially finished points we've found, must have been a prime camp site.
This below is probably a 'knife' -- a partially worked piece of quartz that would have been useful for cutting or scraping. We've found much nicer points and there are pictures of them HERE.
The remains of a hoe is another artifact -- much more recent. The Freeman's, the folks who owned the farm before us, wore their hoes down in the rocky soil, till the blades were like silver half moons -- shadows of their former selves.