Rubber boots are essential part of a farmers wardrobe especially when feeding the animals, cleaning out the barns, or whatever the case may be. They remind me of a taller version of the Snoopy rain boots I had as a kid that I slipped over my shoes. Unfortunately though my rubber boots don’t slip over my shoes and are very uncomfortable.
It’s not very often that I have to don a pair of rubber boots to do the farm chores, but when I do I cringe over the fact that my boots hurt my ankles. To keep the pain at a minimum I would carry my boots, put them on right before stepping in the barn, and then remove them the minute I was done. Unfortunately though it didn’t take long for the boots to rub against my ankle and cause pain. I’m telling ya it isn’t pleasant!
It finally hit me one day . . . I only feed the animals when My Farmer isn’t home, which isn’t very often. I know he loves his boots so I decided to steal a pair of his long socks, and wore his boots the next time I went to feed. Ahhhh what a difference! Now I understand why Muck Boots are so popular. My Farmer’s boots may have been a little big on me, but hey they were comfortable that’s for sure!
Once I shared that tidbit of info with My Farmer I told him I need a pair of Muck Boots for when I feed. He laughed. I know. How can we justify buying a pair of Muck Boots when I only feed once a year? Oh well, I guess I’ll keep stealing his, but I really could use a pair of my own.