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Monday, March 4, 2013

Satin Pajamas & Carhartt Overalls

Sometimes I feel like a contradiction.
I like pretty clothes but before buying them I ask myself 
if I could tromp through the sheep pasture in them. 
I talk sweetly to my chickens but 
can scream at the pigs in a split second.
I curl my hair and put on makeup but 
I schedule both around barn chores.
I love to garden without gloves but 
I don't like dirt under my finger nails.
I prefer heeled shoes because they make me taller but 
I wear cowboy boots because they are easier to scrape poop off. 
I make pretty aprons to wear but 
I wipe farm grime on them.

Yes, I'm a contradiction.

I had this contradiction revelation a few nights ago after I got ready for bed and settled into my satin pajamas. Only then I realized that I had not locked up the chickens and a skunk has been sneaking around the coop!  Quick as lightning I put on my Carhartt overalls and coat and pulled on my pink mud boots.  Splashing through the puddles out to the coop, I gazed up at the moon.  "Why am I doing this?" I thought.  And then on the way back to the house, I realized, it is because I love it.


Satin pajamas and Carhartt overalls is what I have become. 

I'm a FARMGIRL now!

Even the word is a contradiction.
That's what makes it wonderful, I think.
I wouldn't have it any other way.


Each of you should look not only to your own interests,
 but also the the interests of others.
Philippians 2:4

14 comments:

  1. Welcome to farmgirl-dom! It's the best! *grin*

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  2. I can TOTALLY relate to this!

    I'm actually missing my farm at the moment while we're on the road, sigh...

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  3. love this post, i totally get it! :)

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  4. Love this. Me too:). I think I need those overalls!

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  5. That's the life of a farm girl. We're pretty in pink but tough we are. Blessings! Lara

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  6. You nailed it! I tell everyone that every.single.pair.of.shoes. must be worn as I stop the car at the front paddock and do my final late night check when coming home... Heels are frequently sunken in mud and wiped off before their next outing! Thanks for sharing the juxtaposition so eloquently!
    hugs,
    Leslie

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  7. One of your very best posts. Loved it.

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  8. Love this, and I completely relate!

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  9. Hi,
    I just visited your blog for the first time and totally enjoyed it! Thanks so much for sharing your farmgirl life with us.

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  10. I have decided when I can dress up, I should enjoy it because life on a farm doesn't allow for a lot of dress up time.

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