Ah, clean gloves... ugh, wet mulch!
Green thumbs up
to a clean pair of gloves to switch into after a break, or when
the gardening's been especially muddy. We spend a good sum on
gloves but it's money well spent, given the abrasives, irritants
and infectious agents our hands meet every day. (Love gloves as we
do? Don't miss the Gloverly Interlude called Guessing for
Gloves in this week's Stumper department!)
Green thumbs down
to mulch so wet from rain that it's not only a big burden to
carry or cart, but heavy enough and sticky enough to do damage to
foliage it falls on. How we long for the easy brushing off of
foliage after mulching dry!
Rats! Loading it, holding it,
walking on it while it's wet...
there's no airy, health giving fluff left in this mulch!
It's a double whammy when the garden cart of the day is a wimpy
contraption with tires that don't hold air. (And here we thought we
who pack a tire pump as standard gear were unstoppably
Thomas Jefferson favored a two-wheel garden cart. In his "Farm
Book" he reported that a man using his prototype two-wheeler could
cart material twice as fast as someone with a traditional
After a single use, we figure you weren't talking about
this garden cart, Mr. Jefferson!
(Photo © 2012 by Celia Ryker)