My fingers are full of prickles.

@marguicha (104432)
Chile
October 3, 2016 3:42pm CST
I was going to garden a bit and then come back to read and comment here at mylot. But that is not possible today. I started to clean up some of my cacti and even if I wore leather gloves, I managed to pinch ,y fingers with some pickles. And THEY HURT! It is next to imposible to write. I will see how I can get some of them out. Meanwhile, forget me if I cannot post or answer. I went to the cacti war and came back wounded.
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@quantum2020 (10035)
• Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico
3 Oct 16
One day off from the computer and posting action won´t hurt you as much as those needles did.
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@marguicha (104432)
• Chile
3 Oct 16
True. But I did want to clean up those cacti.
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• United States
3 Oct 16
Ouch! I hope you can get them all out without too much pain.
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@marguicha (104432)
• Chile
3 Oct 16
I just discover how to take them out. Of course, I discovered how to do it after my hands were a mess.
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@blitzfrick (2912)
• United States
4 Oct 16
OWIE! I don't know what kind of cactus you're dealing with, but a few years back I lived in cactus country and had a big prickly pear cactus in my flower garden. My tools for handling and pruning it evolved over time, finally ending with leather gloves, pliers to hold the cactus pads, and a large serrated knife to saw them off the main plant. Good luck getting those little stickers out!
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@marguicha (104432)
• Chile
4 Oct 16
I have leather gloves, but I still wasn´t careful enough.
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• United States
4 Oct 16
@marguicha What kind of cactii are you dealing with? Leather gloves were inadequate for me too, which is why I added pliers to my "cactus tools" at the same time I added the long-bladed serrated knife. Right now I'm battling thistles, new to my garden this year, ugh.
@saulgoodman (2654)
• Dundee, Scotland
3 Oct 16
Hello again. Sorry to hear about your woes with prickly Cacti. Wouldn't even be able to hazard a guess at how to remove them from fingers but I am thinking tweezers. Thistles are similar but are weeds so we dig them up by the roots and the sheep eat them. Wonder how the prickles don't hurt the sheep's tongues.
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@marguicha (104432)
• Chile
4 Oct 16
Maybe their tongues are not as delicate as my fingers.
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• Dundee, Scotland
4 Oct 16
@marguicha its amazing to see them munching away!!
@Corbin5 (119966)
• United States
3 Oct 16
You and gardening are not having a good time. Trembling hands, and now the prickly fingers. We may have to come over there and make sure you do not overdo it!!!
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@marguicha (104432)
• Chile
3 Oct 16
The hands did not tremble for too long. I decided thatit was because I hadn´t gardened in a long time. So the way to do it is to garden a bit every day. As for the cacti, I fill take that cactus away and throw it tomorrow. I have several beautiful ones that are nicer to human beings.
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@Corbin5 (119966)
• United States
4 Oct 16
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• Eugene, Oregon
3 Oct 16
Those kinds of prickles are very painful.
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@marguicha (104432)
• Chile
4 Oct 16
I know!
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@marlina (79813)
• Canada
3 Oct 16
Sorry you came back wounded, not pleasant for sure. WE will be here when recuperate from your hurt.
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@marguicha (104432)
• Chile
4 Oct 16
I´m still likcing my fingers after a whole day.
@STOUTjodee (3480)
• United States
3 Oct 16
Oh, prickly fingers!! About as bad a stickers in the feet!! Hope you get them all out!!
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@marguicha (104432)
• Chile
3 Oct 16
I´m trying to do my best. Right now, while I post, I´m licking my linger tips.
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@NJChicaa (47655)
• United States
3 Oct 16
oh no. This is not good.
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@JudyEv (137655)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Oct 16
Gosh, you will need to get the prickles out or they will stay sore.