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Get Those Hands Dirty

April 23rd, 2014

When I first started gardening I didn’t like to get my hands dirty.  Granted, I have sensory issues, so there are lots of things I have a hard time doing, gardening without gloves was one of them.  I’m working on this and I garden more and more without gloves.  Unless I’m digging for a long time and using long handled gardening tools I will often not wear gloves.
dirty fingers 1
dirty fingers 2
Getting your hands dirty gives gardening a whole new dimension.  It also gives you a much better feel for your soil – the moisture level, composition, etc. I highly recommend gardening with gloves at least every now and then.

Do you wear gardening gloves?

I LOVE Ethel Gloves

July 3rd, 2009

I love Ethel Gloves, you may remember how excited I was when Mr Chiots got some for me for Christmas.
You’ve probably seen them in just about any post featuring my hands. I’m always wearing them when I’m out working, and when I don’t need them they’re always close by waiting (usually in my pocket).
When I love something I’m the kind of person that tells everyone about it. If you’re looking for the most comfortable gardening glove ever, buy a pair.
They really are the perfect gardening glove offering a great fit that gives you perfect dexterity while gardening. You can do everything from heavy digging to pulling out teeny tiny seedlings in them. One of the best features is that they’re washable, no stiffness afterwards (and the look brand new again).
Ethel really appreciates people that love their products so they featured Chiot’s Run on their website. Head on over there and check out all the article about me and all the great Ethel Gloves. If you need a gift for a gardener in your life, these are perfect.

Do you have a favorite gardening product you just love?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.