Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Time for new boots

These are the boots that have hung on our gate since we settled on the name Mucky Boots Farm for this place.

They aren't even farmer's boots - they're sailor's boots - but they're what we had at the time. They were bright yellow and welcoming, and looked great with the fake daisies we filled them with.

Now, after more than a year of all kinds of weather they are faded to a sickly yellow-beige, they're cracking, and every time it rains the weight of the water filling up the boots rips them a little more from the cord we hung them from.

Time for a farm-gate-boot makeover.

To that end, I have been looking for some boots with attitude at discount and thrift stores, and haven't found anything with enough personality. After all, the boots on the gate are the first thing visitors see and the easiest way for them to identify our property, so Plain Jane green or black rubber boots won't quite do.

Then, probably in response to the recent bad weather, a local store got in a new order of rubber boots, so we went to check them out. And there I was with Kim, who was buying serious waterproofed, insulated, rugged-soled chicken-mucking rubber boots, and what was I buying?


Welcome to Mucky Boots Farm!


Natalie said...

Too marvelous to be Mucky!
What fun!

Paula said...

At some point, you're going to need to commission someone to fashion a pair out of some sort of metal, maybe copper or aluminum, so that they'll be permanent.

But those are pretty lively!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Oh I love 'em!! You better watch out though, someone might think they'll look better on their feet!! :-)))

Flartus said...

They're fantastic! If I lived nearby I'd look forward to the annual Changing of the Boots, to see what you come up with next.

Here's an idea...how about drilling some holes in the bottom, so the rain can drain out? That might help them look a bit better a bit longer.

Toni aka irishlas said...

Stylin' !

Look at all that snow you still have on the ground!

Miriam said...

Oh, I thought everyone would think these were just a bit silly! Kim, it never occurred to me that these boots going walking - but if someone decides to liberate them they'll get a damp surprise because I followed Flartus's advice and drilled holes in the soles. So these boots are great for the gate, not so good for the feet!

(And yes - sigh - we still have snow...)

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