With the warm weather arriving, I've been doing a lot of dirty work around Brown Wren Acres.
I frequently work without gloves. Why? you ask. Well, I have very small hands and a lot of gloves are too large for me. Also, I sometimes go outside to look around the yard and the next thing you know - I'm pulling weeds and rearranging plants. I just can't help myself. When that happens I go to my three trusty friends. . .
Sugar, olive oil, and liquid soap.
If it's just dirt I'm dealing with, I squirt soap in my hand followed by a sprinkling of sugar. The sugar acts as a scrub. It's very effective in getting the dirt out of the wrinkles of my aging skin.
If I get something sticky on my hands, such as sap, I use the olive oil with sugar. After the oil dissolves the stickiness, then I wash with the soap.
A few days ago, when I was weeding, I accidentally grabbed a frog instead of a weed. Those who know me know that I HATE frogs. Give me snakes, spiders, or bees any day but not frogs. After I grabbed him and screamed my lungs out I ran for the house to wash my hands. I used all three of the above ingredients - just in case.