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post #21 of 31 Old 01-18-2013, 12:40 PM
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Coveralls, it's what I do, I wear a business suit to work, I have had colleagues pick a strand of hay out of my hair I have missed in the car mirror!
Yes, coveralls are the way to go.
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post #22 of 31 Old 01-18-2013, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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Coveralls, it's what I do, I wear a business suit to work, I have had colleagues pick a strand of hay out of my hair I have missed in the car mirror!
do you put the coveralls over your suit and then take it off, or wear the coveralls to feed and then change into your suit?

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post #23 of 31 Old 01-18-2013, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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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!

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post #24 of 31 Old 01-18-2013, 01:20 PM
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When I feed before school in the morning, I wear a hat (even when it's not cold; keeps the hay off) and this Carhartt:

Carhartt - Product - Women’s Sandstone Sierra Jacket/Sherpa-Lined

I get ready after I feed.
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post #25 of 31 Old 01-18-2013, 09:07 PM
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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 ;)
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post #26 of 31 Old 01-18-2013, 09:44 PM
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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.

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post #27 of 31 Old 01-18-2013, 09:56 PM
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do you put the coveralls over your suit and then take it off, or wear the coveralls to feed and then change into your suit?

Thanks all
I put them over my good clothes, 2 sizes too big, and I don't put anything on my head as it will mess up my hair, hence the stray piece of hay missed. Adds character!
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post #28 of 31 Old 01-18-2013, 10:36 PM
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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!

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post #29 of 31 Old 01-18-2013, 11:34 PM
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IMPOSSIBLE!

* even if you manage to stay "clean"....you inevitably will smell like the barn- even after just 10 short minutes there*
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post #30 of 31 Old 01-18-2013, 11:35 PM
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Whatever you do don't wear fleece!!
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