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February 12, 2011

This is Geoff’s face. This is Geoff’s face with a beard. Any questions?*

I knew you would have some questions. Like, how is it possible that a woman who has lived such an outspoken life against beards is married to a man who has grown a beard? Or, I thought the Amish were not allowed to have mustaches? Oh, wait, Geoff’s not Amish. I know, Geoff having a beard is kind of like the founder of Mother’s Against Drunk Driving having a mother who drives drunk. But hang on guys. Don’t be so harsh. Sure beards scratch the faces of sweet wives like a thousand tiny ginsu knives. And sure they hide the precious, beautiful faces of sweet husbands. But Geoff is a farmer. Beards are really big among farmers. And the heroes of the old testament. Plus, everyone, it is winter. It gets cold here. Geoff is digging fence post holes and hauling gravel and tending animals. In that context a beard kind of makes sense. Spring is just around the corner. Surely the warm weather will make beard growth impractical and tedious. Geez, everyone, give Geoff a break.

Now is your opportunity, America, to weigh in on the larger issue of facial hair growth. Does your significant other have a beard or mustache? Does your strawberry-blond husband have chili-pepper red facial hair? How do you feel about it?  Or, do you have a rather striking Van Dyke, Foo-man-choo, or full on ZZ-top that you’ve grown faithfully and are willing to tout the advantages of? Lets lay it all out on the table kids. Tell Farmerlady how you feel.

* No Geoffs were harmed during the writing of this post.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. Kelly Milburn permalink
    February 12, 2011 6:03 PM

    I happen to think that Geoff looks rather sexy with his new facial-do! The prickly hairs obviously don’t bother me since Bryan can grow a beard from 7 am to 5 pm. I understand he would want to keep his face warm this time of year– ski masks are just not that becoming. They tend to be followed up by some jail time. Now if Geoff keeps growing his beard and then asks you to make his clothes, then you are in some serious trouble at which time we will do an intervention and shave him. So I think he’s allowed to keep it until Easter just in case he wants to be in an Easter pageant somewhere. After Easter, it needs to come off.

    Jay said he thinks he looks weird, but that is basically the only adjective an 8 year old knows!

  2. Galen permalink
    February 13, 2011 12:01 AM

    I also think Geoff looks sexy. And you’re more than welcome to tell him I said so.

  3. Bonnie Brawner permalink
    February 13, 2011 11:53 AM

    I think that’s THREE votes for sexy bearded Geoff so far. Lindsey, what do YOU see??

  4. Laurie permalink
    February 13, 2011 4:07 PM

    In my home, mustaches are considered magical. Beards, not so much. However, Geoff’s looks rather nice.

    • February 13, 2011 4:29 PM

      Laurie, that is because the right Rev Al has a powerful Tom Selleck style mustache.

      Sent from my iPhone

  5. Allison permalink
    February 14, 2011 10:38 AM

    My husband grew a full very thick red beard when we were dating(age 24)I didn’t like it so much. He now (age 48) goes between very neatly kept scruff, gotee(sp?), soul patch and clean shaven and I love them all!! Sadly though his beard has gone from that wonderful red to a brown and gray…sniff, sniff. So I am totally voting YES for Geoff’s red beard. I think the most wonderful time is the first day they shave it off because their face is sooo very soft!

  6. Alexandra Sobrino permalink
    February 19, 2011 2:41 PM

    I love McP’s beard!

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