Goat House Rules
When I decided to move to a farm in rural Maine, I knew I would need to have some rules for myself. It would be too easy to become consumed by life with the goats if I wasn’t careful. And some of my favorite things, like dangly earrings and fluffy skirts, aren’t exactly farm appropriate. So, without further ado, here are a few of my rules:
1. Chore clothes never, ever leave the yard, unless they’re clean and I’m going to a costume party.
2. Do NOT wear work boots beyond a quarter-mile radius from the house. Even wearing them to the post office is pushing it. (But they’re so convenient! I know, I know. And I feel like a rock star in them. But they’re also covered in goat shit).
3. Market is a pants- and cut-offs-free zone. Skirts and dresses only. Showing a little leg can’t hurt when you’re trying to sell something… right?
4. Mascara-and-dangly-earrings dress code is in effect when leaving the house after 5:00 p.m.
And one of my new rules…
5. Flannel goes with everything and can be worn for any occasion!