"Gypsy gold does not chink and glitter. It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark."

~ Saying of the Gladdagh Gypsies of Galway


Friday, June 3, 2011

Farm Friday - Manure

For a Friday, here are some images from the farm. This week's theme....MANURE :)


Seriously. Didn't you know shoveling manure out of the stalls if one of the most stress relieving, peaceful things to do after a long a$$ day! I am not joking. Throw in a glass of wine and holla - PEACE at its finest!

And, for the ever resourceful -- a summer muck boot! Here's the thing. Muck Boots rock. I can wear them w/o socks in the winter and my feet stay warm. But, in the summer, when it is 90* out, it gets a tad warm. So to help keep cool, I simply roll down the boot ;) Kinda like a built in air conditioner. Because, when I would just wear flip flops to clean the stalls (no shame here), my husband said that was gross. *Sigh -- pu-lease!* But, secretly, sometimes I still do just wear flip flops! C'mon, it is so dang hot!




*Disclaimer -- Photos have been altered to not blind you in showing the true color of my ghostly white skin ;)

I linked this post up to Farmchick's Farm Photo Friday!

9 comments:

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Too cute~ love the boots~ LOL~ What they hay~ kick of them boots~ just go barefootin!! LOL!
I linked up with the bloghop~ hope you will find time to stop by & visit~
smiles
Teresa

Nancy said...

I think you and I shop at the same store! Love the boots. :)

The Luddite said...

A Friday blog post featuring shovel-loads of manure - a superlative Friday blog post if ever there were.

thanks!

Alana said...

Folding laundry is my stress reliever.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Yep, manure is definitely a big part of farm life. And I don't see a thing wrong with flip flops. I live in those things, no matter what I'm doing. LOL

gtyyup said...

LOL...a subject that always seems to come up in ranch/farm conversations!

Have a great weekend~

Seven Gates Farm said...

You said it little friend ~ slinging @#$% manure is the best stress buster, especially if another friend is up there with you. The white skin got me though ~ horse folks generally stay in jeans - and we are hurting very bad for some color on those legs! HA HA. Funny. Debi

rosie said...

You know here is Aus, we invented flip-flops!! We call them thongs! I think everyone else thinks thongs are something different!! Love those boots, I want some...

Rae said...

Lol. I hear ya on the stall mucking AND the boots (I wear the Bogs version, and love them!) As for the manure, back when I had horses, a bunch of us would have stall cleaning parties on Friday or Saturday nights. We'd crank up the music and clean out the barn once a week, and then take all the manure out to the olive orchards to spread it (dodging skunks and raccoons as we careened down the rows on the quads in the middle of the night). Ahh... I miss mucking out the barn...