Since Poopsie and I will be putting in a new garden this Spring (if it ever stops snowing!) I figured I'd need the proper footwear. So I headed out to our local IFA store to see what the professionals will be wearing this season. I picked up this stylin' pair of rubber beauties. They'll be perfect for mucking around in the mud, don't you think?
Of course, whenever I go the IFA store I enjoy seeing the baby chicks. Tomorrow, if the weather permits. We'll commence construction on the new chicken coop. Our neighbor, Bennie bought 14 chicks a few weeks ago and has been keeping them in his basement, much to the chagrin of his wife. The plan is to build the coop on our new piece of land and share the responsibilities of the coop. With 14 chickens we should be able to yield about 50 eggs a week. I'd better brush up on my souffle recipe!
Here is some "wellie" trivia for you: The Wellington boot, also known as rubber-boots, wellies, topboots, gumboots, barnboots, muckboots or rainboots are a type of boot based upon leather Hessian boots. It was worn and popularised by Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. This novel "Wellington" boot then became a fashionable style emulated by the British aristocracy in the early 19th century.
Do you think the chickens will be impressed with my new high-fallutin' aristrocratic footwear?