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  • Joined Mar 2015
  • West Suffolk
    • Notes from a Suffolk Smallholding
Straw in your boots
« on: March 08, 2021, 04:35:48 pm »
I usually wear wellingtons outside and I frequently get straw, hay and sometimes other debris in them. This sticks to my socks and itís a bit of a palaver taking them off and ensuring Iím not bringing the contents into the house. Apart from pulling my trousers or overalls over the boots, which is not always appropriate if itís very muddy, are there any other solutions?


  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Straw in your boots
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2021, 04:43:41 pm »
Overtrousers which you take on and off with the boots :)
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  • Joined Nov 2015
  • Kernow: otherwise known as Covid Central (actually that's probably Devon),
Re: Straw in your boots
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2021, 10:32:31 pm »
Elasticated (or velcro'd) gaiters ??


  • Joined Jul 2016
Re: Straw in your boots
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2021, 10:22:14 am »


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  • Llandeilo Carmarthenshire
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Re: Straw in your boots
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2021, 07:40:17 am »
i wear over trousers most of winter for this very reason ..... as weather warms in spring and I start to not put them on .... I remeber why I've been wearing them!

Don't wrestle with pigs, they will love it and you will just get all muddy.

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  • Joined May 2017
Re: Straw in your boots
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2021, 08:05:49 pm »
Legwarmers or long socks with the foot cut off!


  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Straw in your boots
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2021, 08:55:16 pm »
Abandoning all hope of a clean house.
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