Manure caked laundry.
We've got lots of it!
I don't care how hard you try, you cannot work with cows for very long before you have manure on you somewhere. There is a reason we have normal clothes...and barn clothes. It is best not to mix the two, because it is inevitable that the normal clothes will get manure stained and be delegated to the barn clothes pile.
At the shows, it is a constant struggle to keep the kids contained and their show clothes clean. I don't care what they do after the show ring, but until they face that judge, they had better stay presentable.
When you are fitting a cow, you will spend plenty of time on your knees, but when you are fitting a mini cow, you will spend almost all of your time on your knees.
Cows poop...a lot!
...and it ends up everywhere. Including right where you need to be to fit those legs.
Take a look at Daniel's knees at the last year's Ohio Beef Expo. Can you tell what he spent his day doing?
I am pretty good at getting stains out. Let's face it. I have had a lot of practice. However, I am not a miracle worker and there are just some clothes that are beyond hope.
Stock Show U fitting pants.
These are made with a very durable, water resistant fabric that wears very well. They are not insulated, but do provide and extra layer of protection in the winter months. Daniel wore them all this winter and was never cold.
They even have zippered pockets so that you don't have to worry about losing your phone or car keys in the barn somewhere.
The best part...
At the end of the day, you can step out of your mud boots, strip off those fitting pants, and you are relatively clean for the ride home. You can even be presentable at a restaurant.
And the laundry pile is so much easier to handle.
All of these opinions are our own. We have not been compensated in any way by these products or companies.
Hello! I am Heather... the city girl turned mom to manure loving country boys. My husband and I both grew up in the city, but spent weekends visiting grandparents in the country. We are first generation farmers who learn best by almost always doing things the hard way. I hope you enjoy following along with our adventures down on the farm.