Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: In the barn whenever possible.
I can sympathize. I live and work on a farm in the north. In winter, I am in a beanie and winter gear. Doesn't matter if I just had a shower, if I go out, my hair ends up plastered to my head.
My winter jacket I wear during calving season so it has mud, poop, blood, placenta ....just about anything you can find on the farm, it has on it until it warms up
enough so I can wash it.
I have been kicked out of the local grocery store for being too muddy. It's not like I try to be muddy, but when you want to grab a soda at lunch it's not feasible to run to the house to change clothes to buy a soda then change back when you get back from the store.
I have no dress up clothes except a black pair of slacks. I don't feel comfortable unless I am in jeans/Tshirt/button down shirt. I have 2 pairs of boots. Work and good boots. I hate shopping unless I am buying horses, cows or riding gear.
I was celebrating with the hubby and my daughter dressed me in this skimpy dress and heels. Trying not to disappoint, I wore it through dinner out, but made the hubby buy me sweats and sweatshirt to put on afterwards. (we were 70 miles from home). I don't dress up well. I would rather wear my carharts to dinner than dress up.
"Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole and, once it has done so, he will have to accept that his life will be radically changed." -Ralph Waldo Emerson