I admit that I love my fashion. I like to think that I put some effort into what I wear each day, be it my professional life or social life, but when it comes to farm clothes-that’s a different matter.
When people think about country living, especially in winter, they conjure up images of boots, cozy jumpers and scarves. Perhaps a quirky hat…..
This is how I see myself…
This is the reality
And lots of this
“I don’t understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little – if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that’s the day she has a date with destiny. And it’s best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.” Coco Chanel
I don’t mean to be impolite Coco, but I doubt the horses give a shit how much effort I put into my daily outfit. They just want their food…..
I have a uniform for feeding the horses -track pants, fleecy jumper, gumboots, hat & gloves. It’s a bit like protective armour from the cold, and from the dirt. By the time I’ve fed them and sorted out their rugs I’m usually filthy. If I’m not wearing a hat I’ll inevitably have horse feed stuck in my hair.
Feed time takes about half an hour each morning & night. I wear the same set of clothes every day for feeding, and just leave them in the laundry along with my muddy gumboots and change into them at feed time.
Wearing the same set of clothes every day for feeding reminds me of being a kid again. I remember my Mum making us change into our “play clothes” when we got home from school in the afternoon. I now appreciate just how practical she was!
On a slightly different note. The boot situation is another thing that does my head in. This is what our front door looks like.
The same scene plays out at the back door. We are in and out of the house all day so we end up leaving boots at every entry & exit point. I suppose I should be grateful that Trent now actually takes his boots off. For a long tine I think he forgot that we were now living in the house and not the shed!!!
Like I said….Shit you don’t see in Country Living Magazine.