This past week we were out on the farm and it was hot, our hands were dirty and we were hungry. Put all that together, and we were sure thankful to have planned ahead to take care of all these problems. Someday, we’ll have a house on the farm where we can go in and rest after our adventures, but for now, we have to be a little more creative. Here are some things we do to stay clean, hydrated, and full on a farm day of adventures, fun, and work.
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How to Stay Comfortable on a Farm Day
When there are no restrooms, kitchen, or running water on the farm yet, you have to be a little resourceful. There are some things we always pack when we head out to our farm.
I don’t know about you, but working at the farm always makes us so hungry so we always pack plenty of snacks. Meat sticks, cut fruit, string cheese, PBJ sandwiches or granola bars are always in the snack bag to give us energy when we finish a task.
*Remember to take snacks that won’t melt in the hot sun!
I have a reusable water bottle that I keep filled all day no matter where I go, but that is not enough for a full day at the farm. We pack two coolers when we head out for a day trip. One for the first round of drinks for everyone and then a backup cooler that is filled with enough water, Powerade, and a few sodas so everyone can stay hydrated.
***We keep a bag of ice in the big cooler when we spend a full day at the farm. At the end of the day, if it hasn’t thawed, we store it in our freezer at home so it will be ready for the next adventure
Provide Water Options
Our RinseKit is a staple on every farm day adventure. We fill it up in the bathtub at home and then it sits in the back of the trailer or Polaris while we’re at the farm. This ensures that we have a constant source of water to wash our hands, rinse off our muddy boots or even give ourselves a cooling mist if we start to get too hot.
Think about Bathroom Options
Each person has different needs when it comes to bathroom options on an undeveloped farm. If you don’t have an outhouse or facilities yet, look for some options to make the time more comfortable. Did you know you can buy a portable toilet seat for members of the family who find that helpful?
Keep toilet paper, wipes, a trash bag, and a portable toilet available for anyone who needs to use the facilities.
What are other things you pack when you head out to the farm? I’d love to hear your favorite tips and things to pack!