Thursday, February 6, 2014
It is futile to try and dress with any hint of fashion when you are farming in the winter. Practicality is the norm as well as a necessity. As of late with the blasting ice and snow flurries and the biting temperatures, anything that is not thermal or woolen is useless. Hours spent on hair curls and a manicure are erased in minutes with a stocking cap and mittens, so scrunchies and nail clippers are the grooming tools of choice. The Farmer and Son take it all in stride. A quick trip to the barber shop, or not, a day or two without a razor, who cares? And who needs any lotion, when you can't see your skin. Neither one seems to be phased, if they are gussied up or not. Especially when they are covered from head to toe with whatever is necessary to keep the cold at bay. It does warm the heart cockles when the Farmer comments on "Sparkly Eyes" underneath two stocking caps, knitted scarf, thermal underwear, a sweat shirt, coveralls, a down jacket, woolen socks, boots and mittens, all the while having to help pick up the water buckets, because someone is unable to bend over, will all of the extra layers she is wearing. No complaints about the heat of summer ever again! From our farmstead to your table, thank you for all of your support!!!