Farm Mom Christmas List


Farm women can be hard to shop for. This brings up many challenges around Christmas time. While practicality is nothing to frown at, this mindset makes it hard when asked what one wants for Christmas.

I’ve delved in to my resources (ok my group of awesome dairy ladies) and picked their brains as to what great gifts for them would be this year. Some involve the home, some are self pampering and some people just want to have a scraper for cow poo they never lose again! 

Car Care

The farm mom mobile is often used to haul kids to school and then occasional load of feed. Maybe a calf or two in a pinch… give gifts to help mom keep her car presentable!

  • Car Detailing
  • Seat covers
  • Air Freshners
  • Floor Mats

You never know when a goat with a drinking habit may need a lift.


InstaPot or Crock Pot

There is nothing better than coming in from the barn to an already made meal! While the InstaPot has been all the chatter lately!  A new crock pot can be just as appreciated. If you’re going to gift cookware for Christmas check out the pretty new prints by Pioneer Woman! This one is available at Walmart.


Roomba

Living on the farm can drag in more dust and dirt than ever imagined! At the push of a button the roomba will sweep all moms cares away while she does afternoon chores!

Footwear and Accessories 

  • Boots, boots and more boots was a common reply! Barn boots, dress boots, warm dry boots! 
  • Boot Dryer’s shouldn’t be over looked. Especially the fancy ones with the glove warmers! No one wants cold soggy feet! 
  • Warm Socks! Warm socks are a must! I am personally a fan of Darn Tough only do they come in snazzy colors and keep you warm BUT they come with a life time guarantee! 

Bibs and Coveralls

Along the same lines of keeping Mom warm, how about some new work wear? A fellow dairy mom tipped me off to this awesome site. Rugged work wear, feminine touch! Rosie’s Rugged Work Wear looks to have your bases covered! 

Barn Camera’s

While we give our girls the best attention we can, sometimes we need to still keep tabs on them while they aren’t in the barn. Barn cameras and alert systems are a great way to do that! Products like Moo Call and closed circuit cameras can give mom a piece of mind outside of the barn.

Illumination

Dependable flashlights and head lamps! Don’t leave mom in the dark. Remind her she is the light of your world 😉

Pampering

Even though we may be a hard working, some days smelly, often caluse handed group of women, most moms want some pampering! The following items were highly suggested: 

  • Massage
  • Pedicure 
  • Manicure 
  • New Sheets
  • Nap time (this is italiscized because it came up a lot).

Some days us moms just need some alone time…most days.


❤️Date Night❤️

Farm life is crazy and hectic. Spend some time romanticizing that special farm lady in your life. 

  • Conversation that doesn’t involve Mickey Mouse, Blippi and the last bull proof. 
  • Dinner out! 
  • Good wine! There are trendy wineries popping up every where. Some local favorites by us are Troutman’s and Sunny Slope.

Maid for a Day

Deep cleaning is always a big hit! Either hiring a cleaning service or organizing the troop of kids, I don’t know any farm moms who would turn away a good house cleaning! 

Hot Coffee

We pour our coffee and something else comes up. Nothing is more disappointing than room temperature bean brew.. I love my Yeti cup. It literally stays hot forever.


Don’t over think gift giving for that special farm mom in your life this holiday season! Hopefully using these recommendations while help you narrow down those options to one the farm woman in your life loves! Or else it may be your turn to pick up that over indulgent goat… 

Thankful For Me

When one thinks of the word “mother”, caretaker comes to mind. Mom’s are people who get stuff done. We kiss boo boos, cook dinner and check home work. Moms are the glue that holds a house together.


One thing I’ve noticed in my growing years of motherhood is there is one thing I’m not taking care of. ME.

Most days I run to and fro, just hoping by some miracle we make it every where on time. Thinking if we all only survive til bedtime I will have a few minutes to myself. Then I wake up 2 hours later with crazy hair and cotton mouth from snoring away on the couch. 

I’m thankful I’m able to do all that I do. My life is hectic. Not for the faint of heart if I dare say, but I enjoy it. 

I make this face some days when I see our schedule.


Finishing out the year, I’m making the decision to show myself the gratitude I deserve by making sure I carve out time for myself. I know it won’t be easy. However I would like to believe I’m worth it.

Martyr and Mom aren’t 2 words that should reflect each other. Take some time to devote to yourself. If it’s straightening up eating habits, picking up a hobby or simply making sure you take some more time to rest. 

Moms are amazing people. Don’t be worried to invest some time in to yourself. We can’t pour from empty cups. Im thankful for the crazy in my life. Just thankful enough to realize when I need to reinvest in me.❤️

The person I should be keeping track of better!