Country Living Series

Sunday, March 20, 2016

A true hayseed

Snapshot of life on the Lewis homestead:

Younger Daughter has gotten very adept at French braiding, so frequently I'll ask her to do my hair.


Yesterday we were heading into town, so I asked if she could braid my hair. I sat down in a chair and she took up the brush. "First let me get the hay out," she said, picking at various strands.


This is pretty normal. Sometimes it seems I wear half the contents of the barn after feeding the beasties in the morning. I guess this makes me a hayseed.

End of snapshot.

10 comments:

  1. You apparently "get into" your work (or it gets into you).

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  2. Girl....

    We not only have the same attitude and weather! We have the same hair style!! (And I use the term style loosely.) ;)
    Better start practicing! That baby girl will be grown and out of the house in a minute. It's not hard to do once you get the feel for it. The trick to it is in the pinky fingers!

    Thanks for the photo.Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

    A. McSp

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    1. No no no! That's a stock photo, not my real hair (mine is dark brown with long gray streaks in it). I just wanted to show how pretty her braiding is, because in real life the braid does indeed look that good. Sorry for the confusion.

      - Patrice

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    2. Oh, I thought that was Younger Daughter's hair! But I did want to see yours :-)

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    3. LOL...like tiarosa I also thought it was a photo of YD's hair.

      I would also love to see yours in a braid.

      French braiding is the best way I know to keep my hair out of the way without getting a headache like I do with a pony tail, bun or regular braid. Ouchie!

      A. McSp

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    4. ....it's that "without a headache" that's the best part. Genuine hair accents could be viewed as the latest trend in farm chic. Perhaps there's market for selling hay hair accessories on Etsy!

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    5. Patricia, that's brilliant! We could use little bits of moss and clumps of rooed wool from my sheep! Etsy here we come! lol! And I know it's already been around for a few millennia, but who ever really gets tired of feathers? If that's not a traditional fashion go-to, what is?

      A.McSp

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  3. in england, mad people in bedlam often had straws in their hair, thus the expression 'he has straws in his hair' to denote madness.

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    1. Aha! So if we braid some straw into our hair we could earn a rep and street creds for having mad hair skills! Let's do it! ;)

      A. McSp

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