Today, I'm going to take a different route for my blog post. I have been back home on the family farm for one and a half months now and I'm feeling in a reflective mood. It's still ironic that I'm finally here after all the years of telling people that's what I was going to do.
Some days, it felt like this time would never come! Especially when I was working and driving 15 hours a day on my other off farm jobs. But here I am and I'm so thankful that it has all worked out.
With me being on the farm I obviously like to get dirty. I like to work hard and not have to worry about what I look like all the time. Believe me, after I look in the mirror I'm surprised anyone will talk to me, not to mention take me seriously.
After I started working at home, getting dressed up to go anywhere is a production. Wearing make up is fun again. My boyfriend asked me why I always get dressed up whenever we go some place, even if it's just the grocery store. My response was something like, "Because this is the only time I get to do it." I actually wear heals more now than I did when I was working full time.
Needless to say I am a different duck. To me, it's the ultimate compliment when people tell me they would never guess I was a farmer. The reality is, farmers are not the stereotype we are pegged as and we need to show that. Yes, I am a full time dairy farmer and I love what I do. But I also wear makeup, do my hair and have a killer collection of heals!
I'm also extremely pale for a farmer, that is not a stereotype but a fact. Since we're outside most of the day we tend to be tan... I am an exception to that.
On a more productive note, I will be posting my Wordless Wednesday later today after my camera battery charges!