In which the weather outside is still frightful and I am all purple
Purple insulated thermal gloves with rubberized palms! Wahooooo! I got these at my local farmer's co-op, but I see that the brand is "Bellingham"...uh, as in my hometown? Sure enough: the gloves are from a commercial fishing company based in Bellingham, WA. How cool is that?
I admit: I bought these gloves because they're purple and because my hands were cold that day. But I've returned to the feed store and bought a bunch of extra pairs of them because they actually keep my hands warm and relatively dry (i.e. dry if you get rained on but not dry if you immerse them in a water tank to retrieve something your goofy horse tossed in). The rubber palms make it easy to hold onto a leadrope with one hand and open the gate clip with the other. And they're purple, which is important. And also under $10, so I can buy lots and not feel bad when I lose the left one.
(always the left, don't ask me why)
I love them.
The LFS Marine store online is a little wonky, and I found plenty of Bellingham gloves on the website but not the purple ones. Blue, black, and dayglow yellow (Jim got those, because they are difficult to lose), but not purple. Me, I'd contact the LFS store if your feed store doesn't have these amazing gloves. Here's the link to their contact info.
As for me: well, the delusionists at the National Weather Service seem to think our weather will improve soon. Slightly. Probably. Well, kinda.
Can we all just think warm thoughts for a few hours? Maybe that would help.
Warm thoughts...and purple clothes. It can't hurt, I'm thinking.