6 August 2005
Putzing around the yard
Someone was kind enough to send word of World Naked Gardening Day, and I'm happy to pass it along, but I am compelled to point out that for all its presumed joys, there are distinct disadvantages to doing this sort of thing:
- "Hmmm. I wonder if that could have been poison oak."
- Entirely too many tools with big, sharp blades.
- "Now we'll just pull this back away from the fence, and oh, hi, Mrs Grabarkewitz."
- Police helicopters.
- "I thought I trimmed that rosebush already."
- Sunscreen and Miracle-Gro don't mix.
- "Those damn bugs get into everything."
- String trimmers.
Trust me on most of these.
Posted at 12:51 PM to Birthday Suitable
8) "Uhhh....I rang your doorbell and nobody answered, so I decided to walk around..."
Just a matter of time, I fear. :)
"let's prune that budding orchid...oops! ORCHIDECTOMY"
I believe I speak for at least half the readership here when I say "OW!"
... the whole thing is a prickly issue issue I'd say ...
Nude gardening sounds as risky as nude carpentry.
Never done [much of] that.
When your new-to-the-sun parts get sunburned, you'll realize clothes weren't invented just to restrict your "freedom."
Knowing the risk is half the battle. (The other half is SPF 15.)
SPF 15 ain't gonna do much for those parts who rarely see light of day.
Linked to my blog...guess those guys don't worry about Dengue fever like we do here...or RMSF like you guys in Oklahoma...
And of course, poison ivy...and sunburn...
And ticks, which contrary to popular belief are not the state bird.