Day 4.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving....

I'm giving thanks this month each day on my blog.

Day 4

I'm thankful for Muck Boots.

It really felt like winter was around the corner when I had to break out my Mucks today.  We are fortunate to live in an area of Oregon that doesn't get a lot of mud, but lately we've gotten quite a bit of needed moisture, and while things aren't muddy, they are a bit "greasy"
 as Clint likes to say. 

 I grew up in Western Oregon where I'd go through a pair of Muck boots a year, you didn't buy a jacket without it having a hood, and everyone walked to class with an umbrella in their backpack.  But here in Eastern Oregon, we don't get a lot of mud, but when we do, I'm always thankful for my Mucks.

Clint was helping over at the feedlot this weekend, so I tried to help him and do some of things he normally does on our side of the freeway.   I needed to pull a sick heifer out of a pen and since I don't ride, Clint thought I would be able to pull her on foot.   He was right - she was easy to sort and I was able to get her to the chute.  (She had a potato stuck in her throat, but after a little searching I found a 5' hose & some mineral oil that helped me help her feel better.  Like many others in our area, Double M includes potato by-products in their ration, and this happens's pretty easy to diagnose and fortunately, fix.)  And because I had my Mucks on, it was easy to get into the pen and get her pulled without filling my tennis shoes with mud and manure.

Muck Boots & a 5' Hose.

It's the small things in life here on a ranch, right?

What are you thankful for today?

Join me (and a whole lot of other people) in giving thanks.

On a blog, on Facebook, a private journal, or a thought kept in your head.

I bet you'll be thankful you did!


  1. Damn potatoes today. Your's in a heifer's mouth and mine uncooked in a crockpot. :)


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