I live in Colorado farm country. That blends a very dry climate with some hard-working and practical folks.
Which means you see some weird stuff at the farm store. As I stood in the checkout line, I saw a little display box containing little white tubes of a product called Chicken Poop Lip Junk.
And there’s no poop in it, they state.
I’m a farm kid and there isn’t much that is gross to me, but I’m having trouble thinking of smearing Chicken Poop Lip Junk on my lips.
But there was more at the counter.
Near the Chicken Poop Lip Junk was another box of tubes labelled “Crack Zap It.” This stuff is guaranteed to eliminate the cracks in your fingers in three days. You roll it on like lip balm but on your fingertips, hangnails, peeling skin.
We’re talking dry skin like Mojave desert dry. This is skin that erupts from hard-working hands that handle oil, mud, and cold weather.
I asked my dear husband, who works outside a lot and knows all about cracked finger tips. He liked the idea of Crack Zap It.
“Why don’t you just use hand lotion?” I said.
“I tried it but it’s not thick enough. This stuff might work.” He stared at the wall for a moment. “Do we have any cow salve?”
Cow Salve is a thick product originally used for a cow’s chapped udder but has found new life as a heavy-duty skin ointment.
The lesson for today is that, if you live in farm country, your dry skin is not an issue. You can lather on Chicken Poop Lip Junk, Crack Zap It, and Cow Salve.
All natural, of course.