9 years ago while visiting the Dingle Peninsula (Ireland) I wandered into a sport shop and found my first pair of Wellington boots. They were surprisingly well made and inexpensive. I left behind some junky souvenirs, stupid Leprechaun stuff I think, and made room for the boots in my suitcase. I wore them at least 5 years. Bought another pair over there and wore them for 4 years.
I was spending lots more time outside since retiring from nursing, so they didn't last as long as the first pair.
So a few weeks ago when the second pair began to leak I figured I'd make them last until my next trip to Eire but the rains convinced me otherwise. It took awhile to find a real pair of Wellies that fit, I have wide feet and wide calves, how very feminine huh? Finally I found a company in the UK and sent my money.
They arrived yesterday.
They are called "Festival" Wellies because apparently all the cool folk are wearing them at all the fun events overseas. So tell me all my UK and Republic of Ireland Blog followers, are these really being worn over there or have I (once again) been taken for a fool?
The true test of a good chore boot though has nothing to do with its looks (of course it does) and everything to do with its wear factor. So come with me while we take these for a test drive.
First we'll the feed calves.
Next, we need to get some grain to the poultry. No I do not normally hold the bucket for the turkey. But it's not every day I get "Festival" boots either now is it?
Following that we'll check on the feeder pigs. Swine nibble test is always important
when breaking in new chore boots.
Just in front of the horse waterer is an area that gets pretty muddy.
An excellent test for possible leaking
And finally back to the milk house to wash up all the calf bottles and buckets.
I always like to end my chores in there as my boots are good and clean before I take them off and head into the house for the morning first break and our daily farm meeting.
So there you have it. No leaks, very comfy to walk in, fit my wide calves very well and stunning in appearance. Yes, those are Keiths boots next to mine. He's so serious, isn't he?
The only thing missing now is YOUR opinion of course.