Using Ingredients in the Shower

| 4/23/2014 9:14:00 AM

April FreemanFarming has ruined my chances at ever being a hand model.

My daughter tells me that my hands look like an old lady’s hands. I think I agree with her.

I answer back that I can have pretty hands and a boring life, or I can have beat up, old lady hands and an interesting life.

Farm Lady HandsMilking, gardening, and chasing horses are rough on the hands. Last weekend, a horse broke free from where she was tied. All that was left of her bridle when I caught her was a leather strap around her neck. I grabbed the mare by that strap. She jerked her head, and my left ring finger was entangled in the leather. Now my knuckle is extremely swollen and the finger is black. I’m wearing an old wedding band of my husband’s because mine won’t fit over the swelling.

I also have a nice collection of calluses on my palms and fingers. That’s from hauling my milker and heavy buckets of grain around. When gardening season really gets into gear, I’ll get some more calluses from the tiller and the hoe.

Yet, I still am a woman. I don’t want to look like Granny Clampett when I am not yet 35 years old. I do try to care for my appearance, wearing sunscreen every day. I put on nice, non-smelly clothes to leave the farm and make-up too.

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