Gardengrrl likes being outside and watching "Sky-TV"
By: GardenGrrl , 2:15 AM GMT on July 26, 2014
Shrub Roses grow great in Texas. They need lots of pruning which sometimes becomes a blood sport. I would wear leather gloves and a long sleeve blue jean shirt and still get impaled somehow.
I also have an Evil Cockatoo named Syd. We are thinking of changing his name to Hannibal Lector because he is a charming conversationalist. He entices you to pet him while cooing things like: "I love you", "Peek-a-boo" and calls everyone in the house by name, even Roxie the corgi.
Once you let your guard down he strikes. Evil Syd will bite hard enough to draw blood and then laugh.
There is something wrong with this bird.
Still, I bought the creature, so I am responsible for his care. Cockatoos need to be groomed, bathe, have their nails filed.
Decided to look for some sturdy leather gloves with more finger dexterity than welding or falconry gloves and found these gloves made for rose gardening. These have soft goatskin gloves with a cowhide elbow length gauntlet attached. They are from a company called "Bear Wallow Gloves" and made in America. (Yay). Yes they are kind of spendy, $56, but they work and seem to be well made. I bought these a half size large because leather shrinks when it gets wet and all my work gloves shrink from sweat or water.
These are a great find and just wanted to share this. Also, if any of you have a garden tool you think is the best thing ever, please tell us about it.
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