It’s snowing again. “Hello Winter Storm Nika,” and this winter I’ve begun to think a lot about my homestead wardrobe. When the weather is hot, I wear a lot of capris, short-sleeved tops and flip flops. It works well for the gardening and housework I do now, but I don’t think it’s going to work as well for all the jobs on the farm. I need to find comfortable clothes that will work well for housework, gardening, feeding animals, as well as cleaning coops and barns.
This is very Little House on the Prairie, but isn’t quite my style. Although I do like those boots.
Wearing jeans on the farm makes good sense . . . .
I just need to find that perfect fitting pair of jeans and haven’t accomplished that task yet.
Maybe a nice pair of overalls with a cool short-sleeved shirt. When I look at these overalls I think “farm.” Exchange the short-sleeved shirt for a long-sleeved shirt on cool evenings and I’m set!
And I could have overalls in a variety of colors . . . .
Maybe a pair of these for a fancy day on the farm.
Probably not though.
Of course a good jacket is a must on the farm. One that will work for rainy mornings or cool nights.
And one to add a little more color on the farm.
Farm work doesn’t end in the winter, so warm clothes will be a necessity.
Like some quilted overalls.
In a variety of colors because the same outfit over and over again is boring.
And a nice warm work coat to wear under the overalls.
And I can’t be on my farm without owning a few flannel shirts.
Last, but certainly not least, I have to consider footwear.
I’m going to have animals on my little farm, so I’m going to need a good pair of muck boots.
And there is going to be a lot of garden work to do, so a decent pair of gardening shoes is in order.
And a work boots are a necessity.
And I can’t forget work gloves.
Okay, I don’t really need ‘everything’ I on this list, but my wardrobe is going to be expanding and I really think I’m going to like the changes.
What are your must have clothing items for the farm?