23 June 2008

The New Groovy With Lessons From the Farm

First...Here are the BEFORE pics. Note the straggly, scraggly ends, the fuzziness, the general lack of shape and the poorly trimmed I-did-them-myself bangs. This hair has got to GO!


This was our farm sitting weekend. It started with the challenge of getting the girlies, ya know, UP and out in the morning. My girls are not typically early risers. They go to bed around 9 pm and we wake them up at 7am. They'd sleep 'til 8am if we let them. However, If one is going to milk dairy animals it is usually wise to do the job before exploding udders burst on the scene.

Exploding Udders would be a great name for a rock band...

It's been raining pretty much all the time since last Sunday, so we expected the farm to be muddy. I wore my extremely groovy blue phrog LLBean mudboots and we brought insect repellent to keep the mosquitoes at bay.

We learned many important lessons in our four trips over to "do chores".

1. Electric fences will shock you. And when they do, it HURTS! (Shocking, I know.)

2. Your repeated applications for membership to Mensa will be consistantly rejected if you do stupid things like attempt to transport a full bucket of goat milk in your van over rutty roads. Especially if you do it TWICE.

3. It doesn't matter how many ways you block the fence, the dog WILL get out. This is Stella. She sweet as puddin', but very naughty!

4. It IS possible to fall in love with a beef steer. He's so sweet!

5. Does know when an amatuer is on the job and will be as obnoxious as possible until the milkers skills go up several notches.

6. Three does can give ALOT of milk!

7. People who milk dairy animals by hand on a regular basis will have forearms like Popeye!

8. Dairy goats are very, VERY affectionate. (So are my girlies!)

9. Feed the horse first. OR ELSE!

10. Barn cats and kittens are an endless source of fun and annoyance.


And now for the AFTER...Ta-Da! Here's what Lil the Pill did for me:

Here's Lil the Pill (aka the Miracle Worker) and a very happy Groovy!


anno said...

I love the new look! (But I'm glad to see she didn't touch the great Groovy grin!

Looks like a great day at the farm -- did ANY of that goat milk make it home? I've heard it makes good ice cream...

Not Hannah said...

You look lovely...

Karen said...

I had to re-read the part about the does, I kept reading it does, as in, she does have does.

Love the new 'do! It's funny, but I'm finally growing mine out again, and you cut yours.

But I have to ask, what is that thing on the top of your head in the last picture?

groovyoldlady said...

Good Heavens, Ms. Karen! I have a baby bamboo growing outa my head!

Keetha Broyles said...

I LOVE the new do - - - THANKS for showing us a before AND after.

Unknown said...

I LOVE it! You look younger and dare I say it- "perkier"!!!! I was wondering as I read this post if we were gonna get to see the new do. So glad you indulged us!

Anonymous said...

Looking good, Groovy. Very chic, as a matter of fact!

Anonymous said...

Oh my!
Oh my!
Lil the Pill did it again!
She's a wonder!
I love it!