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Solution for Dirt-Stained Hands

Solution for Dirt-Stained Hands

When hands look like this after time in the garden, even a good hand washing will still leave fingers and cuticles stained and dirt under the nails.

My grandmother’s solution for dirt-stained fingers was to gather them together in a used lemon half as if reaming it. Her skin was bleached, smoothed and she was ready for bridge. I do the same after a day in the garden.

The soap is Trader Joe’s Lavender Triple Milled Soap, with flowers and made in Provence, France. My favorite bar soap is very aromatic, like Lavender Lemonade.

High Desert Wanderings

High Desert Wanderings

Whiteflies in the Garden

Whiteflies in the Garden