The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

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..."

Posted by: Vickie at 1:27 PM on 6 August 2005

Just a matter of time, I fear. :)

Posted by: CGHill at 1:47 PM on 6 August 2005

"let's prune that budding orchid...oops! ORCHIDECTOMY"

Posted by: paulsmos at 3:16 PM on 6 August 2005

I believe I speak for at least half the readership here when I say "OW!"

Posted by: CGHill at 5:16 PM on 6 August 2005

... the whole thing is a prickly issue issue I'd say ...

Posted by: Ron at 1:26 AM on 7 August 2005

Nude gardening sounds as risky as nude carpentry.

Posted by: McGehee at 9:47 AM on 7 August 2005

Never done [much of] that.

Posted by: CGHill at 9:59 AM on 7 August 2005

When your new-to-the-sun parts get sunburned, you'll realize clothes weren't invented just to restrict your "freedom."

Posted by: Andrea Harris at 11:02 AM on 7 August 2005

Knowing the risk is half the battle. (The other half is SPF 15.)

Posted by: CGHill at 11:33 AM on 7 August 2005

SPF 15 ain't gonna do much for those parts who rarely see light of day.

Posted by: Vickie at 4:15 PM on 7 August 2005

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...

Posted by: Nancy Reyes at 7:08 PM on 8 August 2005

And ticks, which contrary to popular belief are not the state bird.

Posted by: CGHill at 7:52 PM on 8 August 2005