Hi, it's Celia again!
If you would come to our house without telling us you were coming, you would see Mom and me dressed in our farm clothes. Even if we knew you were coming we might still be dressed in our farm clothes. Sometimes we try to look nice when people are coming, and sometimes, well, we just don't care.
Smart farmers always wear jeans. And shoes. And if it's not too hot, long sleeves. Always. Jeans, shoes, and long sleeves protect you from a lot of stuff:
~Pickers when you are in the woods harvesting food for your goats.
~Rooster attacks when the roosters get the idea in their bird brains that you look funny, or looked at them funny, or just didn't bring them enough treats.
~Getting your toes crushed when a goat stands on them.
~Keeping ticks, mites, mosquitoes, bees, and other bugs from getting on you.
~Stepping on poop. It's not so gross if you have shoes on. It's a rule of farming that no matter how careful you are you will step on poop. Especially if you are just quick running out to the goat or chicken pen in your Sunday shoes.
Jeans also gives you a good place to wipe your hands when they're too wet or dirty to hold your chopper, which you should always keep in your back pocket. Here's a picture of me in my farmer fashion. Don't you love my work gloves? Mom and I finally found a pair of leather work gloves in kid-size. They're great!