While I hate grammatical errors like the one I made in my title, it seems to fit colloquially. Heh.
Tanglewood Here! I was supposed to have almost an hour to write this blog post. I had it scheduled into my day perfectly. My husband is set up (exhibiting) at the local comic book convention this weekend and I am his sidekick, so I won’t be getting a whole lot done around the farm. That’s where I came from earlier. I dashed home shortly after 3 to do a bit of work around the farm, walk the neighbor’s dog and write my blog post. Apparently the chickens had other plans. Sometimes… okay I’ll admit it… sometimes I totally HATE chickens. It’s true.
So instead of what I had planned to post, I give you this: my mad dash to make myself presentable after spending three hours working out in the garden and farmyard. I try to use just plain old hot water and scrubbing as often as possible but dang! Three hours in the sticky humidity will wreak havoc on an otherwise composed individual!
So I came inside after chasing chickens around the yard for forty minutes and my clean up went a little like this:
- Scrub hands and nails with hot hot water and a hard brush. Luckily shearing sheep left my hands soft with lanolin. BONUS!
- Hot washcloth to the face, followed by all natural anti-shine powder.
- COLD washcloth to the neck, arms and face. Holy cow my face is red.
- All natural deodorant, followed by a makeup brush full of baking soda to each armpit (Yes, I am stinky. the natural deodorant doesn’t cut it alone!)
- Quick brush of the teeth and an inspection for bits of green from the spinach I munched on while gardening
- Tousle of hair. I try to go for the whole so-messy-it’s-GOT-to-be-intentional look. It’s very “in” right now.
- Donning of “nice clothes” which really aren’t that nice, but at least they aren’t covered in sheep manure!
- Scrubbing of hands again because -dang- that dirt just don’t come out of the cracks on my fingers.
- Glance at the clock
Tada! Now I am off to dinner with my husband, some friends and some other comic book professionals. I apologize for the crazy post. You can take it up with my chickens. They like to fly 10-15 feet in the air, directly over my head, rather than being caught and cooped up. Ugh.
Do you have any awesome quick and natural clean up methods? Is it me or does gardening always run a little behind schedule?