Anna Truesdale | Top Picks
Well WOW. What a time we’ve had this last 6 months.
I know everybody probably says the same thing but, it really does feel like the year has flown by. As autumn sun gives way to winter winds, it’s starting to feel like 2020 is coming to an end.
Farm wise, we’re still muddling through calving. Our calf house is full of life and now that some of the youngest are weaned, it feels like we’re cruising towards getting to take things a little easier (she types, as she yawns from the 2am calving check!)
Sheep have also now descended onto the farm for their winter grazing. It’s actually been really nice to get to see some sheep up close again. After working on a totally dairy farm for nearly 6 months now, the little balls of wool are quite a welcome change!
I’ve properly packed away my summer-farming-attire and reached into the depths of the ‘Waterproofs’ cupboard to make life outside a little bit more comfortable.
So with that said, I thought this month (and in preparation for what’s pipped to be one of the wettest winters we’ve had in years), I thought I’d go through some of my top-picks from the Hollands Country Clothing website for the change in seasons.
HCC very kindly sent me one of these a few months back and OH. MY. WORD. this is a coat of dreams. It’s long enough to cover your bum, it zips right up under your chin, there’s approximately one million pockets and it’s got cuffed sleeves which stop any draft. Its super waterproof and I’ve genuinely been recommending it to everyone!
Again HCC sent me a few pairs of these and I LIVE IN THEM! They’re the perfect length, have a breast pocket that fits your phone and are really easy to clean, an absolute must-have for winter farming!
I’ve had a pair of Dublins for years and they’ve worn so well. They’re super comfortable for walking, fantastic grip on the soul and look b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l on (even when they’re covered in cow dung!)
Do yourself a favour this winter and get yourself some proper warm socks! Cold feet are a massive no no in my books, you might not feel the effects when you’re younger but trust me, you’ll thank yourself for keeping your feet warm when you get them age-related aches!!
Now this I don’t have, but I’m a big fan of lots of layers in the winter and fleeces are a fantastic way of doing this. I don’t know about you, but I usually leave the house with about 6 layers and come home in about 2 (then spend the rest of the day gathering up all the clothing layers I’ve shed whilst I’ve been working). Simple fleeces are so handy to throw on and make getting dressed in the early hours so easy.
Love the look of these gilets and it’s the same idea again, lots of layers that can be either put on or took off depending on the job (and the weather!) make getting dressed for a days work so handy.
I love wearing these in the winter. There’s genuinely nothing worse than having a cold face and neck and a neck gaiter makes ALL. THE. DIFFERENCE!