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Hello lovelies!

This is a newbie challenge I am coming across with women's farming attire.

I am wwoofing at a farm and love it! However, I am really trying to figure out the proper attire. I am using hiking boots and blue jeans, sunhats etc. The issue I have is when trying to order overalls, boots or anything new....due to the pandemic nothing is in stock.
Here is where I am seeking some guidance. What sites or stores are you using to buy your clothes and shoes? What are the best boots for farming in the Texas heat? What are the best long sleeve tops that breath?

Any suggestions for the following would help if you have any insight:

What chemical free bug spray do you use for the chiggers and bugs that work?
How do you keep a 13 year old that grew up in the city and not a fan of country life ( yet..I will always try to convince her) entertained or busy?

Thank you for sharing any information!



 
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I'm not sure about any of the other stuff, but for long sleeve shirts that breathe I like men's western snap-front shirts.  I usually get mine at thrift stores and rummage sales; the used ones are nice and thin from being washed and worn.  Maybe try thrift stores for overalls, too.  

Something I've been meaning to try but haven't yet is wearing a t-shirt and cooling/ compression sleeves like athletes wear.  I'm not jazzed about the synthetic material so I've held off on buying them, but if they help me work outside longer without overheating...
 
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Hi Jenny

Great question!  Welcome to permies!

I wear a skirt and t-shirts here in my part of Texas.  It is really hot here so I find that the skirt works well.

I wear Sanuk Yoga Mat Sandals. I am not working out in a field just in my back yard.

We order from Amazon or Ebay without any problems.

Jenny said What are the best long sleeve tops that breath?



Any brand that sells 100% cotton.

Be sure to wear a t-shirt underneath to help keep you dry.

We use sulphur or sulfur for chiggers and other bugs.  It is a powder that you dust on.  You can buy it at most feed stores or maybe even garden stores.  Online at ebay, for sure.

I have a 13 year old granddaughter who likes puzzles or slime.  She recently started making things like jewelry from kits.  Is it possible for her to help in the garden.  That would be a great learning experience.
 
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oh yes. Pearl Snaps from the thrift store. Perfect. Thank you.
I actually went to Goodwill and they truly had a very low stock.
 
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I'm too tired to type it all again, so in a thread titled Clothing suggestions for hot humid sunny weather outdoor work
I put a post Where I explained and showed how I dress for heat. I am from the New Mexico desert, and now in Missouri, so I have dressed for working in heat a long time.

I always shop at thrift stores. I don't like the men's western shirts (personal fashion choice) I go for way oversized men's long sleeved shirts, that I tie at the waist, that shade me and are loose. Men's military pants bought one size too big and taken in at the waist give me a lot of room and pockets. Good wide sun hat.
Check that post for more details...  

:D

 
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Pearl Sutton wrote:I'm too tired to type it all again, so in a thread titled Clothing suggestions for hot humid sunny weather outdoor work
Aw I'm so sorry. I couldn't find a similar post. I'll go look for sure. Thank you for sharing it.

 
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Jenny: good subjects have a lot of topics about them! I threw that one so I didn't have to type, and to let you see the info there, in case any of it is helpful. This therad is going different, definitely worth having both of them! :D
 
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Pearl Sutton wrote:I'm too tired to type it all again, so in a thread titled Clothing suggestions for hot humid sunny weather outdoor work
I put a post Where I explained and showed how I dress for heat. I am from the New Mexico desert, and now in Missouri, so I have dressed for working in heat a long time.

I always shop at thrift stores. I don't like the men's western shirts (personal fashion choice) I go for way oversized men's long sleeved shirts, that I tie at the waist, that shade me and are loose. Men's military pants bought one size too big and taken in at the waist give me a lot of room and pockets. Good wide sun hat.
Check that post for more details...  

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Pearl, thanks for that link. So much great stuff in that thread and especially your post. I missed it the first time. REALLY glad you didn't try to type it all again too.
 
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Great links with great information!

Here is what some of our permie farmers look like:

https://permies.com/t/87530/compete-permies-farmer
 
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Anne Miller wrote:Hi Jenny
We use sulphur or sulfur for chiggers and other bugs.  It is a powder that you dust on.  You can buy it at most feed stores or maybe even garden stores.  Online at ebay, for sure.


If that sulfur helps with ticks too I'm a gonna need a few tons trucked in...
 
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As far as I know it works for ticks too. I have not tried this though I might make this a daily routine:

https://www.motherearthnews.com/natural-health/repel-ticks-sulfur-remedy-zmaz01aszsel

When I was growing up in East Texas, my dad, following my grandfather's recipe, mixed dry sulfur with wild honey or molasses and we all ate some. You have to mix it with something because sulfur tastes really icky.
Mix one-eighth teaspoon of powdered sulfur with a little honey or molasses. Take this mixture once a day for a week in early spring. The next week take it every other day. The next week take it every three days. Thereafter take the mixture once a month through tick season.

There were plenty of ticks around, but when we used this prevention, they sure didn't stick to us.


 
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