Every year I forget.
I forget that for months on end the cleanliness of my nails is suspect.
That I have dirt under them and in them and around them no matter how I try and what gloves I use.
I have canvas gloves that I wear when wielding my shovel and moving plants around. They are getting a lot of use at the moment.
I wear latex gloves when I am weeding. They are excellent for that purpose because you can really get a good grip on little weeds and gently pull them out. It makes me feel like a surgeon. But on really warm days it makes my hands sweat.
Not a pretty picture.
But no matter what I use to protect the old digits I still manage to get dirt under my fingernails.
But I don’t care.
And just relax. I will have dirty fingers every day just so that I can do that.