First, I'm a back easter, and really have no clue.
How about fireplace tongs, and burn the cactus
on outdoor pile?
Christopher A. Young
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I live in the southwest desert and am having a cactus problem.
I have a very large 9 - 10 foot cactus in my yard - prickly pear I think
is, the one with the rosy red large edible buds - which lost about half
plant through a breakoff.
Anyway, I'm slowly cleaning up the corpse. This variety of cactus has
fine thorns, like fur, but very very irritating. I hate to use good
gloves to handle the pieces for fear the thorns will probably imbed
themselves and make the gloves unusable for anything else. True? I think
the thorns will go right through latex gloves. Any convenient way to
the large pieces other than piercing and moving them with a big knife or
screwdriver? Not very convenient.
Next question - a way to get the thorns out of my skin? They are so
they are almost invisible to my aging eyes to get out with tweezers.
"Where there's smoke there's toast!" Anon