Reliable Work Gloves: Summer

By , March 21, 2019

Since we’ve recently covered essential homestead tools (see A Homesteader’s Toolbox and A Good Pair of Goggles to Protect the Eyes, we should probably cover work gloves as well.

Two things: Yes, I wear work gloves. Call me a wimp if you’re too manly for gloves yourself, but a) I’m married, and like to make my wife happy, and b) most of our homestead work involves firewood, meaning lots of splinters and pitch. One only takes so many slivers under one’s fingernails before one learns to glove up, and I’ve never heard of a callous that could prevent that.

The second thing: I quickly figured out I should split this topic over two posts to cover summer and winter gloves, i.e. warm weather and cold weather protection.

The main problem with work gloves is how quickly we go through them. I’ve become a bit obsessed with finding “The Right Pair of Gloves” in my price range.

worn out work gloves

A well-loved, rather expensive pair of work gloves after less than 6 months’ use (Photo: Michelle L. Zeiger).

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An Irish Interlude

By , March 18, 2019

Stuff’s piling up here, folks.

As ever, the blog reflects what’s on our minds. Unfortunately, two major subjects weighing on our minds are not blog-worthy, at least for now. That distracts us considerably.

On top of that, our cell carrier’s tower has broken down. Amazingly, we still have phone coverage, and internet, although it’s spotty sometimes. I composed a decent post for today, but the internet decayed to the point where it didn’t save. I’ll reconstruct it in the coming days, but it will not meet today’s deadline.

So, since yesterday was Saint Patrick’s Day, I offer an Irish interlude, with more photos from our trip to Ireland last autumn (see Every Sign a Song Cue). Ironically, I managed to upload these photos, something the system seems reluctant to do since the tower went down. Enjoy!

sky over Burren, Ireland

October sky over The Burren, Ireland (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

castle on Galway Bay

A castle on Galway Bay, Ireland (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

rocks near Port, Ireland

The rocks near the quay of Port, Ireland (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

rainbow over Malin Head, Ireland

A rainbow over Malin Head, Ireland’s most northerly point (Photo: Sarah A. Zeiger).

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