Today I learned something new! Boot jacks – I never knew what this thing was called so I called it a gadget for a few minutes and then decided I should look it up. 🙂 Actually, before today, I actually didn’t even know there was such a device. Cool! I didn’t grow up a cowgirl but maybe one day I will grow up into one, eh? Back to the jack. Boot jacks help you remove your boots rather smoothly – nice! Since we started beekeeping, we’ve gotten rain boots and regular work boots. Then there’s my steel toe boots from the mill and now…
Tadaaaaaa! Behold – the super awesome Chippewa snake boots Mark just picked up today at our local D&D store. Nice store, by the way. I need to go check it out now that they’ve remodeled. So, we’ve been wanting to get some for Mark for some time now as he is out in the field so much and mostly by himself. With the snakes being so abundant around here, it’s reassuring to know at least there’s a little more protection on him now. Those boots are pretty thick and should shield him from the snakes that are lurking out there. (Now we need to find something for the coyotes…) Here’s what I read on the company website:
“Stylish yet constructed to withstand the strikes of venomous snakes thanks to the combination of lining and outside leather thickness. Don’t trust your luck to any ordinary snake boot.”
Yay! A little less worried. 🙂 Mark told me that the salesman had once spoken to a Chippewa representative who really stood by his company’s products. When asked about it, the representative told the salesman that they actually get a pair of those boots on and have to walk through a pit of snakes!!!! WOW! Here’s the video of their test you can view for yourself. Let’s hope my beekeeper won’t be walking into any snakes any time soon, however. And since Mark is more modest than I and since I want you to see how high these boots are, here’s a shot of me stomping about the kitchen during lunch. I’m so glad he likes all my silliness.