Most days I start with a shower unless it is cool and I am going to immediately go out and do some farm work and get sweaty. Then I wait until after the dirty work to take a shower. Today seemed like a day that should start with a shower even though I was going to immediately go out and get sweaty.
So today was-- a shower to start the day cool, four hours of sweaty farm work, a shower to wash away the salty sweat and grime, a trip to Karen's, an hour or so of holding goats while Karen trimmed hooves, and later a shower to wash away sweat, grime, goat hair, and goat smell. I always feel sorry for the people Karen and I encounter on our way home from each others homes, especially today, but I needed to make a quick stop at the organic market for a few ingredients for dinner.
Once home and showered, I went up to the barn to make sure the animals had plenty of water. One thing always leads to another at the barn and I could have used another shower to rinse off the chicken and sheep poop I brushed paths with but decided another shower would start to wear away my skin so I rinsed my feet instead.
Karen gave one of her turkeys a shower with the hose while I was there and it seemed to truly enjoy it but Karen said the rest of her animals aren't keen on showers and neither are my sheep or Beau. Beau would rather have a dust bath any day.
I wonder what a dust bath would feel like!