Winter Farm Chores…Work Gear for Mild Winters — 3 Comments

  1. We are in Michigan. Coats, hats, and the girls wear cheap gloves. They don’t like doing chores in mittens or thick gloves, so they just wear the 1.50 gloves from Walmart.
    When it was below 0 temps we usually do chores instead of the girls. My husband has winter coveralls, furry hat with ear flaps and he does wear work gloves-the kind he wears for ice fishing.
    Scarves were really helpful to keep your face covered with the extreme cold.
    Thanks for sharing your post at the HomeAcre hop.

  2. We’re out in Washington State and have had two weeks of single digit-below 0 weather so far this winter. I’ve found that wearing two pairs of sweatpants (one smaller, one larger) under a denim skirt really keeps me warm. The air layer between the pants is amazing, and the thick denim cuts the wind. I use a pair of polar fleece gloves, and like your kids, just take them on and off. We found one pair of decent kid work gloves that my five year old boy loves–from Wells Lamont. The other kids don’t like them, and just wear the basic stretchy gloves.

    We do have snow pants for all the kids, as we typically get a lot of snow. They actually keep the kids pretty waterproof when doing chores, which is nice. Since they are worn outside most of the winter, bending and flexing in them isn’t a problem. They get used to it.

    • I like the idea of snow pants because they could just slip them on quickly over their school clothes without two extra changes each day–but I don’t like the idea of storing them somewhere for the other 10 months of the year we don’t need them. 🙂 I’ll have to look up those gloves–my Cowboy would love a pair to “be like his Daddy” but so far the bad fit ends up driving him crazy.