About a month ago, I used the last of a gift card from my parents to buy a cream-colored dress off the sale rack. When I paid for it, Julia, who happened to be working at Eve’s that day, exclaimed:
“You would look SO cute sitting on a HAY BALE under the MOONLIGHT in this dress!”
I laughed at the vision, although grossly unrealistic, of ME. Sitting on a hay bale under the moonlight. In a dress. With a glass of red wine. And goats frolicking in the green grass surrounding me.
“Do you REALLY think THAT’S what my life is LIKE?”
Julia and I agreed that many people idealize the country life. What sticks in their minds from movies and books are the barefoot children playing with the darling animals and the woman in the flowing white dress tending to the prolific garden and the man on his horse riding into the sunset.
Oh. Wait. That was actually MY vision before we embarked on this whole endeavor.
Julia then revealed…she’s a photographer. Her company is Tire Swing Photography. That’s when the whole wear-the-new-dress-for-pictures-on-the-farm idea came to life.
I’ll show you some of her incredible pictures below: (then I’ll remind you what our life is REALLY like.)
Yes, my life is always spent barefoot, pondering the sunset with lipstick on.
I love The Animal Whisperer’s smile. His whole face lights up.
My precious (three) boys. First time we’ve had *real* family pictures.
I didn’t have time to get the hay bale out, so we perched on the crab apple tree instead.
Reality…just in case you aren’t convinced that urban farm life really isn’t this glamorous(although the pictures are stunning)
Above is how I usually dress while working outside in the garden or orchard or with the animals…plus I usually have big black rubber boots on to complete the outfit (see boots below.)
And this is my get up for delivering goat kids.
So what do you think? You wanna be a farmer with me? Just bring your hay bale and wear your cute dress. We’ll sit under the moonlight and drink some wine.
- The Goat Cheese Lady
P.S. Thanks Julia!!!! We love the pictures!!!