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Team Gloves or Team Bare Hands?

By Trish
July 24, 2011

We've talked feet, let's talk hands. Do you protect and pamper, or tough it out barehanded?

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Oct 11, 2013 6:00 AM CST
My hands are really small and gloves always got in my way.
They can be had cheaper elsewhere, but Gardener's Supply carries my XS.
SHOW ME YOUR CRITTERS! I have a critter page over at Cubits.
Name: Deb
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Oct 28, 2013 9:24 AM CST
I'm on Team Gloves, specifically the Atlas nitriles that Critter mentioned above. When they go on sale at my local feed store, I buy a whole rainbow of them (except pink) to last through the season. I've tried several knock-off brands, but they are either thinner and/or don't fit as well. For winter, I use the thermal style of Atlas (boring gray but warm). Very recently, my feed store began carrying Wonder Grips 510 (only in orange so far) which are a bit heavier than Atlas but not as thick as the winter thermals. These are great for spring and fall when I'm doing a lot of serious in-ground digging. Nothing starts a project out better than a fresh pair of gloves.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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Nov 6, 2013 5:07 PM CST
I tend to dig right in with bare hands. I do have gloves though, in case I want to protect a cut or if I'm going to be going to a wedding soon!
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