Friday, February 4, 2011

Winter Outfits

When it comes to trials and shows ... I love to think in the purple mode and be dressed in the kennel's 'signature' color. It's usually not hard since I shop buy the clearance purple, or sew outfits when I can.

Since we are just digging out from another winter storm here in Indiana, I thought you all would like to know that the color is out the window!! WARMTH AND LAYERS ARE THE NAME OF THE GAME!!

For the past few cold months I honestly could care less if it matches, or if the colors clash... not anywhere on my mind!! WARMTH WARMTH yeah that's what I want!!

To go out and run the dogs my attire is:

On the bottom:
Three to four pairs of socks (at least one wool, one thinsulate, and then my regular cotton ones)
FOUR (yep you read that right FOUR) pairs of thermal underware on the bottom
Thinsulate lined jeans (no not flannel, not fleece, QUILTED Thinsulate lined)
Sorel Winter snow boots (these do get changed out for waterproof hunting boots when the snow is not so deep)

On the top:

Two Thermal tops,
Two thick cotton long sleeve shirts
One Hooded sweatshirt (thanks XP Ranch I am so glad I bought these at your clinics!!)
My hooded Carhart Jacket. (I have two of these one is rated the lowest of cold temps... so I watch the weather before I go out to know which one to grab).

I have multiple pairs of fleece gloves (extras in the pockets at all times) so when one pair gets wet, a new goes on. (breaking ice in buckets, filling buckets, and throwing slimy balls gets those gloves wet fast).

I also have a comfy fleece collar I slide around my neck after I pull up my hooded sweathshirt. Keeps the neck all toasty warm and I can pull it up over my mouth and nose if the wind really picks up.

Now I wish I could say there is a photo of me all dressed up like a marshmellow.. but sadly "NO" there is no photo. The dogs thankfully have not mastered the camera yet (the blackmail photos I am sure they would have LOL) and no one else seems to want to brave the wind and run them with me!!

So I will leave you with the dogs enjoying their 'purple' jollyball in the snow. (Yeah it was taken in a previous snowstorm .. the camera is not liking this wind, ice, snow and cold so no great photos were take in this last snowstorm).

Stay warm and everyone PRAY for SPRING!!

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