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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by peggym, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. marquisella

    marquisella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Birkenstocks....I'm on my second pair, but had the first pair for several years, and I wear them outside all year round in the yard. You can get them on line from Germany,but someone told me there is a store near the University that sells them as well, cheaper. They are a semiplastic clog type of boot/show. There are a lot of on line sellers as well.
    [​IMG]They have them in pastel & flower patterns as well for women. They have an inset to cushion your feet. But are poly something, & I just hose them out if needed. Google Birkenstock garden clogs
     
  2. Lapeerian

    Lapeerian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rancher- you ever try Muck Boots? Hubby and I love ours. The have different 'heights', from ankle to knee high. Both men's and women's. The rubber sole is durable and neoprene tops soft and flexible to slide ankles in. They do get hot wearing mid-summer for long periods, but are perfect for winter, even the un-insulated ones. Any rubber boot will get hot in summer, that is when I switch to an old pair of.sneakers, flip flops or barefoot depending on the job. TSC carries Muck Boots, but I saw some this week at Empire Tractor in purple!
     
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  3. Lynzi777

    Lynzi777 Overrun With Chickens

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    Rancher - now sure what exactly you're looking for in a "boot", but try looking on 6pm.com or amazon. Both sites have a large selection of outdoor boots in all different price ranges. If you're willing to spend a little more I would definitely look into a pair of LLBeans with the rubber bottoms that are all-weather proof. Those would last you years. I know you said Crocs have holes in them but if you don't mind a boot, they make rain boots that are great for wearing around in mud while doing yard work. I got a pair on sale last year that I like to wear while I'm cleaning out coops and going down to visit the horse and pig across the street.
     
  4. Henicillin

    Henicillin Pill Counting Pullet

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    I had a pair of Birkenstock sandals that I wore almost constantly for three years. They died this spring, and I mourned their loss. Birkenstocks are awesome.
     
  5. cracrzy4chicks

    cracrzy4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, this just isn't right. You have green showing and I have snow up to my knees. I'm 45 min past the casino.[​IMG]
     
  6. stonykill

    stonykill Overrun With Chickens

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    all summer long I'm wearing Croc's. Wintertime either sneakers or hiking boots. I can't wear the boots pictured. They kill my back.
     
  7. vmdanielsen

    vmdanielsen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might want to get 4 this year and 4 next....so stagger egg production. Replace any gone missing each year! Or just plain get more!!
     
  8. stonykill

    stonykill Overrun With Chickens

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    I started out with 8 hens. Yesterday I counted the Sumatra's. 74 and I'm sure I forgot to count a couple or 6 [​IMG]. Then there are the big girls and boys and the duckers [​IMG]
     
  9. Lapeerian

    Lapeerian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got 9 eggs from 10 hens tonight - new record! But judging by the brown eggs color, some may have been missed from yesterday. My dad stopped by while he was visiting the amish for farmer business. As he was leaving and I was standing in the garage, a racoon come wandering across the front lawn. It was a young one. We scared it back down the road the direction it came from, so didn't get anywhere near the chickens. If we had a gun, would have shot it. Hubby owns a gun, but it is stored at my parent's since we don't have a gun safe. I was uncomfortable finding it under our bed (he snuck it in the house without my knowledge) with a box of shells next to it, especially now with the little girl around. May need to bring it back and find a place to hide it out of reach of little hands.
     
  10. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    These are similar to the ones I got from Sears but of course these are probably much sturdier. I make quite a few trips back and forth through the yard. Eventually the ones from Sears began to make my knees and feet hurt.

    I had muck boots but they get poked and holey too fast. I'm very hard on shoes and boots. I'm sure I'll find something I just haven't invested enough time in searching.

    TOB I started with 25. Which was ok but then I saw other breeds and well like the bible says. " What the eye does not see the heart does not want." And it is so true. I wanted some of every breed I saw. Now I have about 40 (in chicken math terms). Anyone care to explain to her what that means?

    ta, ta for now,

    Rancher
     

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