I am willing to bet, my darlings, that a great number of you will be digging in the dirt this weekend....with or without garden gloves.
Let me send you off to putter in your own landscapes with this little tip (I had forgotten about it until L'il Sis reminded me of its effectiveness on our last visit):
Before heading out to pull weeds, clean up leaf litter, and plant shrubs...whether or not you are planning to wear gloves...run your fingernails over a bar of soap. The soap under your nails will form a barrier to mud, manure... garden muck and yuck in general.
Remember to do this and you won't spend the second half of your weekend trying to get your fingernails clean.
Have a good weekend, everyone!