Saturday, May 8, 2010

My New Wellies

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?

Love, Kelly


  1. i was almost tempted to buy a spotted pair of wellies the other day!! Enjoy your gardening

  2. Oh Kelly THANKS for the reminder....I ABSOLUTELY must get a pair myself this week...My running shoes are looking a bit the worse for wear after traipsing about in the mud at the last couple of Swap Meets....hahahaha....!!

    ahhhhhhh....LOVE little fluffy chickens....NOT so keen on squarky chooks but DO appreciate the eggs.... :o) !!

    LOL....How could the chickens NOT be impressed with all that wisdom....!!!!

    Cheers for now,
    Tamarah :o)

  3. Kelly,
    When I read "IFA", I immediately thought of baby chicks, ducks and geese. It's all I can do NOT to buy a pair of baby geese when I go there this time of year! They are so adorable when little, following you around everywhere. And when they grow up, they are fabulous "guard dogs"!

  4. We almost had chickens this spring. My daughter (21) is really into sustainability etc and wanted to do our own fresh eggs. Since January, we got the books, did the research, designed the coop, everything. Plans changed and she may be moving out of state. So no coop and no chickens. They are adorable though. You will have to post photos of the coop and the progress of the chickies, ok?

  5. Well, I have GOT to get me some Wellies, I reckon! And those sweet fuzzy chihck? love em..
    our neighbors have 7 chickens now (3 new ones added after their time in the basement too!) Gotta say, I do love eggs :-)

  6. DARLING chicks!! Just let me know when the petting zoo will commence at the store so I can be first in line tee hee!

  7. Resist the urge for the geese lady. They are vicious creatures with strong beaks and fast moving webbed feet. You can see me being chased by the evil creatures in this video:

    The frightening part of which I speak comes at about 1:33 in the video. The rest is not at all frightening, just the part with the geese. Terrifying!