Sunday, February 5, 2012

Cracked dry hands

Been working with cement all this week doing mortared stonework . We are building a bake oven. We are using cement because we don't want there to be holes between the stones and we want the bricks to stick. It is the lime in the mix that makes is very causticky too. It's making my hands and skin very dry. Puts new meaning to being a 'dry' stone waller. 

When i look at my hands I see lots of tiny cracks. They kind of make an interesting pattern. When I magnify them thousands of times there appears to be millions of tiny little hands in a complex never ending fractal pattern. If I look closer, all those tiny hands are dry and cracked too.


  1. When I used to use my fingers for mortaring I thought it was pretty slick.
    Then the skin peeled off. Great for exfoliating. Mind how many layers!


  2. I tend to have very dry hands and most products don't last that long. I was in Chattanooga, TN a couple of month ago & picked up a bottle of the Holistic Honey Lotion from Made from Earth. This is the best hand lotion I have ever found. Made From Earth's Honey Lotion keeps my hands feeling soft & silky.

    I love the smell & the fact that it is made in the USA. It makes me feel great about supporting an AMERICAN company. I plan to be a repeat customer for a very long time....Made from Earth makes other products too-haven't tried them yet, but I'm sure they are just as wonderful as the lotion.