Alfred Reed Bishop and Doris William Butler

The picture above is the very tap root of Bishop's Homegrown/Face Of The Earth Seed. My grandparents shortly after moving to Pekin Indiana from Greensburg KY in 1947 where they purchased the farm that is now Bishop's Homegrown. This picture was taken in Pekin in front of the old co-op next to the old railroad depot, neither of which exist today.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

MuckBoots = Awesome

Yeah, I sold out momentaraly, I was recently asked to review a pair of Muck Boots in exchange for.....gasp.....a free pair of muckboots!

What is a farmer to do? I needed a good pair of "shit waiders" so to speak and if the uber awesome "The Original Muck Boot Company" was willing to send me a "payola" pair in exchange for review, well then I was certainly up for just a wee bit of useful capitol gain! After all, this is a useful piece of farm attire!

Anyhow, I placed my order for this Classic Pair via my contact at the company and recieved them in the mail a few days later, conviniently it had been raining here as though it was monsoon season for several days and there was standing water in several fields that I was due to harvest spring lettuce, onions, and kale from that day.

The first thing I noticed was how comftorable they really were, I mean really comftorable, comftorable enough that I was hard pressed to take them off when delivering my produce to the local store, the second thing I noticed was how well the fit my foot while keeping it from sliding around on the inside, and more importantly was how well the traction of the boots kept me stuck to the ground and prevented me from sliding around in the field and potentially hurting myself, all fantastic features, but just as amazing and important as anything is that while standing in water my feet didn't get the least bit wet and neither did the boots allow/cause my feed and lower legs to sweat and become uncomftorable.

I wish I could explain just how comftorable these boots are, they aren't like the old rubbery things we used to throw on over our work boots, no, these are a special foam that is amazing and they go directly on your feet! Well worth the money for a pair!

Try 'em out if you get a chance!

Anyhow, back now to your regularly scheduled agriculture/politics driven program. Don't expect reviews for "products" often as I am in general against this sort of "pimping", however if it is for a useful farm article/equipment that is at least worth it and affordable to a small farmer then I may review the item! You gotta admit though, who wouldn't want a free pair of awesome Muck Boots for writing a flattering review?

1 comment:

Karen said...

Hey Alan, I too love Muck Boots. Mike told me about them when he wore a pair of his friends hunting boots. They make many different styles, and I got the 'Scrub' boot, in a size too big because Bass Pro didn't have 7's. But even one size too big they are very comfortable and I wear them all the time.