Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Top Ten Life Hacks For Busy Farm Women

1. Jeans aren't dirty but not at all fresh? Put them in the freezer for 15 minutes. It does wonders - stops smells.

2. Dry Shampoo. Oh my god, Dry Shampoo. Removes grease, adds volume, takes moments. Baby Powder is a "homemade" (read: cheaper) version.

3. Lip balm comes in shades now. You can add some color and still not technically be wearing makeup.

4. Dog or horse hair all over your clothes? Keep a roll of duct tape in the car if you need to travel into civilization to peel it off. Or just do what I do and accept animal hair as a food group. Save money on Fiber One Bars!

5. Dry your hair with a tee shirt instead of a towel and it won't get insanely frizzy in humidity. Really.

6. If you actually have time to do laundry, lemon juice on pit stains or any sweat stains eliminates them if rubbed on them before you throw it in the wash.

7. Conditioner makes a killer shaving cream for your legs and armpits in a pinch.

8. If you get a lot of crap on something, gum, placenta, anything gross and chunky on your clothes put it in the freezer and peel it off once frozen. Freezers are great, guys.

9. Your colored lip balm, chap stick, lipstick is frozen in your truck or jacket pocket? Stick it in your bra to defrost in moments. Also, those heated hand warmers you see for pockets, those can go all over your bra in hunting season.

10. 90% of to-go coffee lids also fit wide mouth mason jars. You're welcome.


Blogger Christee said...

Those are awesome!

August 9, 2016 at 11:01 PM  
Blogger Jenna Woginrich said...

Thanks, i use them all! If anyone else has farmer life hacks share them here or on twitter!

August 10, 2016 at 9:56 AM  
Blogger Cindy said...

#2, dry shampoo made me laugh. When I was a teenager, way back in the '60s, we washed our hair ONCE a week (no easy care, blow dry dos back then plus a mother who was vigilant about water use). Dry shampoo was a staple, even though it left kind of a white haze so we all looked like we were prematurely grey.

August 10, 2016 at 10:27 AM  
Blogger Victoria Nidetch said...

You are a treasure Jenna. I am reading your book, One Women Farm, it is wonderful.
You are a gifted writer.

August 10, 2016 at 11:40 AM  
Blogger Grace in a china cup said...

For any kind of grease; lipstick,lard,butter or gun grease, I use Dawn clear dishwashing liquid. Make sure it is saturated and has soaked through the fabric and throw it in the corner and let it sit for a day or two. Then, rinse with cold water and I use the dish brush and brushing in a circular motion, get as much of the suds out as possible. You don't want your washer sudsing over. Then wash in warm or cold water. I use clear because in the past I have used colored and the color will stain the fabric. I have even used it on a stain that I found after I have washed and dried the garment. It works!

August 10, 2016 at 2:38 PM  
Blogger Caitlin said...

Love these! I've also heard that cornstarch is pretty much the main ingredient in commercial dry shampoos, and if you're a brunette you can add some cocoa powder so you don't look too grey/white :)

August 10, 2016 at 7:03 PM  
Blogger sarah e blog said...

Throwing hot water vinegar and whatever else you use on the kitchen floor and skating thru it with dirty towels under your feet totally counts as washing your floor! Also syeling the dogs tennis ball as a dryer sheet is OK. They won't mind.

August 11, 2016 at 10:00 AM  

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