I am thankful for my garden gloves.
Over the years, I have spent a lot of time with my hands in the dirt. However with time, I have decided that I like to wear these gloves during most of my "dirty" gardening--weeding and digging. One pair has leather fingers and palm which help protect me from things like thistle, and the other has rubberized fingers and palm which gives me a surprising amount of flexibility. My hands still get dirty, but I get a lot fewer thorns in my fingers and surprises with poison ivy when I wear these trusty gloves.