Friday, October 15, 2010

Gardening does not soft hands make...

Look at that! Ingrained mud that won't come off, rough skin, had to cut my nails short... It's not an attractive job! Good for the soul, though.

It's beginning to feel really spring like. Flowers bursting out everywhere, pretty much all our trees are green now, the grass is finally growing, baby animals popping out all over the place ( we even have a small, very un scared possum in the woolshed)

I did some major pruning this morning, some of the more hardy plants are growing over the smaller ones - and it's the smaller ones I like! So off with the big ones heads. We have a compost pile the size of a small planet with all the woody trimmings. No idea what to do with it really.

My seedlings ( after last weeks disaster ) seem to be doing ok. They've sort of stopped growing but they've not died. I'm thinking they should be getting over the shock around now and burst into life again! Here's hoping anyway! They need to go out in the garden.


  1. cant get the dirt matter how hard you scrub.
    It's just one of those things isnt it..mine were so bad Laura, I used heel balm on them...!!!!!
    Nice, using heel balm instead of hand

  2. I use White King when Mine get realy, realy bad. Although it takes ages for the smell to go away.

  3. Laura, my hubby and I were discussing a similar subject today. My mom was the gardener lady, loved planting, digging in that dirt...all of the time. Me, I don't like the way it feels on my hands after...and I'm really not a girly girl. I like playing with machinery, oil, and that kind of muck but the dirt/mud, not so much (odd, huh?)

    Now, I am SO THANKFUL for ones like you who do enjoy playing in the help to make the most beautiful of earth ♥

  4. Laura's Mum7:18 am

    Looks scrumptious -- your dad would love it!

  5. Anonymous7:57 am

    Mix olive oil and sugar to make a paste. Rinse hands first to get off all loose dirt than apply scrub . Gently wringing hands with scrub get the rest of the dirt out of all the cracks and crannies of your hands.Rinse with warm water pat dry. Leaves your hands feeling sooo soft. It is also good for the feet I know cause I only wear shoes when I have to. Yet, my feet are sooo sooo soft. Natalie/ Sheena Marie

  6. oh! thank yo for that - I'll try it this evening as after 2 solid days of hard gardening my hands are like sandpaper!


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