Thanks all, I had no idea or had not thought about nylon not allowing hay to stick, I am always in cotton t-shirts, or sweats and sweat jackets.
I also did not think of the pitchfork. I do get the hay ready in the wheelbarrow
But even throwing flakes in there and then in the corral feeders results in hay all over..I may need to practice with a pitchfork.
I am ordering overalls and that nylon jacket from carhartts too.
As for my car, besides my smelly self, my smelly boots (i keep in trunk) I have hauled hay in the trunk in an emergency and countless horsey items. On more than one occasion my coworkers have informed me my car smells like I am smoking "weed/grass" in it.......I guess that explains why my horses love their alfalfa so much!
I always used to feed my horses before work! I only had enough time to feed them on my way out because I knew if I fed them before I showered that I would always spend too much time outside with them and have to forfeit the shower, lol.
I always wore a sweater or jacket (unless it was really hot) and a different pair of shoes when doing morning feelings. I changed into my work shoes and quickly freshened up my hair with tresseme dry shampoo just to mask any horsey smell in my hair. I asked my coworkers multiple times if they could smell the horses on me and to my surprise they couldn't ;)
I use a hay fork and wheelbarrow to cart my hay around. That way, when I had to go to school after chores, I only had to change shoes and my clothes held only the faintest of lingering barn-smell...easily covered by a couple squirts of some body spray stuff.
Mine are with me, but I prepare each subsequent meal directly after feeding. I weigh the hay in their individual containers, crush it up and examine it. That way, I just have to dump it in their respective feeders once they are separated for the next dining experience, and very little "handling" for that step (feeding) is necessary. Maybe if you did this each evening in an effort to stay "neat" in the morning?
I like the lab coat idea!!! Lots of pocket space, too!