The blog over at Laughing Orca Ranch had a post today on muck boots. I was very inspired by her fun and fancy muck boots. Mine are not quite as exciting, but still fun. In fact, if I post about them today, she will even let me have her fancy sticker for my blog. How can I resist?!
I keep my muck boots in the garage, primarily because they are mucky. This prevents the dispersal of muck throughout the house. It also reminds and encourages Kelly to leave his muck boots in the garage, which are invariably muckier than mine, and would do even more dispersal of muck into the house. So, the biggest problem with my muck boots at this time of year is that they are COLD when I put my feet into them.
I have two pairs of muck boots really. I do have some summer clogs but they are put away right now, so I will show my fall and winter muck boots. I have the sensible tall pair for deeper snow and muck, and the fun stripy pair for less challenging muck situations, or shallow snow. I was wearing the tall ones earlier this week but now I can use the short again since we've had some snow melt.
I must say that I feel more fun and light hearted when I wear the stripy ones. The green ones, while very practical, have a sort of serious "let's get down to business" feel about them, as if I can't just go frolic with the hens. I might have to get another pair of fun ones now, based on the ones I saw from Laughing Orca Ranch. I feel a bit of adventure coming on in my muck boot choices in future.
When I went to take these photos, I lifted my green muck boots and found a poor little dead mouse under them. It wasn't stepped on, so I'm not sure why it died, and why it had to do so under my boots. No obvious trauma on it. I put it in the rubbish bin, but I do feel bad for it. Not that I really want them in my garage, but all little creatures have their place. It didn't look like a nursing mama mouse, so hopefully there isn't a nest of babies in the garage somewhere needing attention. Otherwise I might be tempted to let them nest in my muck boot. Only temporarily of course.