Wednesday, January 5, 2011

warm and dry

I think Muck's Muckmaster boots are the greatest thing to happen to agriculture since the steel plow.

22 Comments:

Blogger Odie Langley said...

Warm & Dry is a good thing Jenna

January 5, 2011 at 6:47 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

Here here! I have had my pair for 4 years and they are the only thing I wear in winter, even on my mail route in northern Wisconsin. Best $50 I ever spent.

January 5, 2011 at 7:06 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Oh man, I got a gift card for 50 dollars and used it at Agway on a pair of these. I have been wearing 20 dollar rubber boots with cracks in them...what a difference I can feel my toes, they are no longer frostbite fodder!

January 5, 2011 at 7:09 AM  
OpenID littlerockyridgebarn said...

I own a pair of Muck's Scrub Boots, and I really love them. They're made for gardening, but they do the job. I got my pair for Christmas, but already they are dirty!

-Autumn

January 5, 2011 at 7:35 AM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

How are they in warm weather? Do you just go back to regular rubber boots when it is hot? My rubber chicken boots have a big crack in them and it's time to replace them. I'd love to buy some that would last longer than a year but since I'm in central NC don't need something that is all weather.

Love your blog, Jenna. Your post about gratefulness was so touching.

January 5, 2011 at 7:36 AM  
Blogger Mona said...

Muck's boots are the best! I've got the 'arctic' boots for winter and some purple clog ones for summer. I also hate to wear shoes but these are so comfortable.

January 5, 2011 at 9:38 AM  
Blogger seagoddess said...

Oh I need a new pair of winter boots - the LLBean ones I have weigh 90 pounds and I have to tie the 42-foot long laces! The reviews here have me sold I think. Do you think they are good for a commuter (bus) in New England snow winters? Thanks!

January 5, 2011 at 9:43 AM  
Blogger The Beers said...

I just got the arctic sport ones for this winter. Love them! Even though they are on the small side for him, my hubby wears them, too! I think he needs his own pair. ;)

January 5, 2011 at 11:28 AM  
Blogger Tami said...

Amen! After dealing with livestock of some sort for 6 years, we finally splurged and bought a pair of mucks. Oh.my.gosh! LOVE them. Seriously wear them at times for more than outside chores.

January 5, 2011 at 12:33 PM  
Blogger Tami said...

Carolyn,
Having lived in eastern TN and now WA I imagine I would not be wearing mucks during the TN summer. Not the ones I have anyways. I have the chore style which go up my calves and boy oh boy, even in WA my feet and legs are quite toasty during the summer. I imagine one of low profile styles may work well thought.

January 5, 2011 at 12:36 PM  
Blogger Duck said...

I was wondering how winter kindling goes... Isn't it too cold for the kits?

I only ask because if I could pull off breeding my rabbit(s) now, I'd have some beautiful babies much sooner than I had planned on.

Heat lamp? Or does the fluff the mother pulls keep them warm enough?
Metal or wooden nest box?

January 5, 2011 at 12:45 PM  
Blogger amy turn sharp of doobleh-vay said...

LOVE yr book! Just found you! YOU ARE A ROCKSTAR xoxo

January 5, 2011 at 12:57 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Duck: my doe will kindle in the barn, in her hutch, in a wooden nest box full of hay and fur. they will be okay unless the temps drop below 10, and then they will come inside.

January 5, 2011 at 1:15 PM  
Blogger doglady said...

I have a pair of Muck shoes which work well all year to tend the chickens and rabbits. Many of my SAR teammates use Muck boots in the woods.
Duck-I moved my Silver Fox rabbits into cages in my daylight basement for the winter. No frozen crocks to deal with and I bred my does last week for a January kindling. My basement doesn't get over 45-50 so I'll have to provide good wooden nesting boxes and perhaps drape the cages to prevent chilling drafts. One of my friends has kits in her kitchen now. We are both trying to have stock for the April show.

January 5, 2011 at 1:59 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

I LOVE my Muck boots.

January 5, 2011 at 3:26 PM  
Blogger Lee Ann said...

So true! I LUV mine! "Santa" was good to me this year :)

January 5, 2011 at 7:20 PM  
Blogger Reason's Whore said...

I prefer the Scrub style, in dusty pink.

Muck boots are the greatest things ever. I'm so glad you have a pair - you need them big time.

January 5, 2011 at 7:31 PM  
Blogger Alicia said...

I have a pair too. Best money I have ever spent.

January 5, 2011 at 8:30 PM  
Blogger Duck said...

I figured you would use wood in the winter months. All I have is a wooden bottomed metal box for when it's warm outside.
My rabbits are inside a small barn as well. But with no way to house them inside the house if temps drop, I'm not sure I'd like to risk it. Sure I could use a lamp, but I don't want to fry anybody either... :(

Guess I'll just continue to stick out the winter.

I hope all goes well with your doe!

January 5, 2011 at 9:53 PM  
Blogger Gelfling said...

Jenna, I'd love to buy some angora kits from you sometime in the future, when we have the room for them! I'm not having any luck finding an angora rabbit breeder in PA! How often do you breed your girl?

January 6, 2011 at 4:39 AM  
Blogger Duck said...

I don't think Jenna has any angoras left since Bean died. I'm guessing the rabbit she's talking about is a meat girl.

Incidentally, I named a pair of blue does Bean and Blossom in her honor, lol.

January 6, 2011 at 8:36 AM  
Blogger the injector said...

agreed! the best! even in summer they rock.

January 6, 2011 at 12:56 PM  

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