Peace & Muck Boots


| 5/17/2013 12:58:32 PM


Tags: farm, boots, homestead, chicken, egg, DIY, family, home, self sufficient, The Homestead Redhead,

 muckboots 

Where as most women have a favorite pair of heels (which of course I do too), I would have to say that my muck boots are one of my most favorite items I own.

Of course I don’t just have plain old black muck boots.  Mine are black with cute little colored hearts all over-and a buckle at the top (accessories are important even where muck boots are concerned).

It may sound silly, but when I slip my bare feet into their cool, slick insides, I feel a sense of calm and comfort.  I know that for at least the next few minutes, I will be outside in the fresh air doing what I love the most; tending to my little homestead.

My mind shifts directions and settles.  With my muck boots on, the bills that need to be paid float away, the multitude of responsibilities of adult life subside temporarily.  I walk with peace and purpose.

The peace that washes over me with my muck boots on is much different than the emotions I feel when I slip my knee-high compression socked feet (no varicose veins for this girl) into my Dansko clogs.  With my Danskos on, I am focused and serious.  I am all business-mixed with exhaustion and prayers that the next 12 hours won’t be totally brutal.

dianne moen
5/21/2013 8:36:54 PM

I have a new pair of muck boots, too. And they are my favorite footwear. They are dark green, with pond and garden muck in the treads. I wore them to a family event on mother's day (it was a picnic by a lake). My favorite thing about these boots is walking around the marsh when no one is looking. ALWAYS jump in puddles. .


nebraska dave
5/21/2013 1:29:37 PM

Homestead Redhead, I do have a pair of muck boots but they are not decorated like yours. Mine are just plain dark green with a black tread on the bottom. I'm afraid I don't have the same connection to my boots as your do. My male brain just thinks practical and necessary. They are comfortable and dry when mucking around in the wet mud. Have a great muck boot day.





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