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Re: gloves


Hmmm, understandable that you might want to keep the gloves on. They make
me nuts though. I'm with Jim, they get in the way more than they are
helpful except when doing really heavy work, or with something that sticks.
Half the time, even then I forget to put them on til it's too late. 


> [Original Message]
> From: Zemuly Sanders <zsanders@midsouth.rr.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 3/8/2005 7:09:53 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] gloves
>
> I agree with you about the fun of not wearing gloves, and if I had not
had 
> so many lymph nodes removed when I had cancer I wouldn't ever wear them. 
> I've learned the hard way, though, that it's very embarrassing to tell
your 
> doctor your gross infection is from digging in the yard, when you've been 
> clearly told not to do that.  Those gloves Kitty uses are the best, but I 
> don't mind the cheap copies.  They really are the closest to wearing 
> nothing.
> zem
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "A A HODGES" <hodgesaa@earthlink.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2005 5:35 PM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] gloves
>
>
> > Libby, I never wear gloves. I like to feel what I'm doing and they make
me
> > hot. Of course my hands show it completely. But, just one of the joys of
> > gardening I guess. I will wear them if I'm messing with brambles, or
> > prickly plants, but other than that I just consider them a bother. I'm
> > envious of people who are comfortable in them. It makes a big
difference 
> > in
> > the hands.
> > A
> >
> >
> >
> >> [Original Message]
> >> From: Libby Valentine <grdner03@yahoo.com>
> >> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >> Date: 3/8/2005 11:24:26 AM
> >> Subject: [CHAT] gloves
> >>
> >> Some while ago, perhaps even as long ago as to have been on the AHS
> >> list, we had a brief discussion on gardening gloves (did anyone ever
get
> >> a pair of goat gloves from Mr. Glover?). Yesterday it was in the upper
> >> 60s here (a tantalizing prelude to today, as it is now howling wind and
> >> accumulating snow) and while I had time and weather I dug a bunch of
> >> pesky Bermuda grass clumps out of the curbside rudbeckia/echinicea bed.
> >> Make that dug and pulled. And since my favorite pair of gloves got
holed
> >> last year and I like to feel what I'm pulling, I ended up doing it
> >> barehanded. Did a fair number on my hands, between splinters and
scrapes
> >> from the cut stalks and usual wear and tear, plus my fingers were
> >> cracking anyway from winter dryness.
> >>
> >>
> >> I have Mule work gloves for handling branches and brambles and such,
but
> > not for more delicate gardening chores.
> >>
> >> My question to you all is: do you wear gloves for gardening and if so,
> >> what kind? I generally can't wear women's gloves because the fingers
> >> aren't long enough, and if I could wear them I'd need women's XL which
> >> isn't usually available. My DH thinks I'm nuts not to have worn
> >> gloves...
> >>
> >>
> >> Libby
> >> Maryland zone 6
> >>
> >>
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