Thursday, November 24, 2011
New pac boots on new snow
It's Thanksgiving Day in America. I'm thankful for warm feet.
My old pac boots blew out. They developed a crack in the rubber, and so whenever the snow was slushy, the felt liners would get wet, and my feet would get cold.
This was no fun for me. Since I have to go out every day to tend the sheep, I prefer to have dry feet.
The old boots came from LL Bean and so we took them back to the store and received partial credit of $51. But I didn't like the looks, nor the price, of the replacement LL Bean snow boots. At $210, they were expensive, and they weren't even what I think of as proper snow-pacs. All futuristic-looking black plastic, they might not have looked out-of-place under a Darth Vader costume.
So we went online and discovered that although the LaCrosse company has also switched to fancy new boot types that look like they come out of the "Transformers" movie, they still sell their old-style classic Snow-Pac.
At $110, these were good value. I've had a previous pair of LaCrosse snow pacs, and they work great.
With the serious winters we get up here, you have to take boots pretty seriously if you want to be safe and comfortable.
Warm feet are happy feet.
I gave my $51 LL Bean store credit card to Aimee. She'll spend it.
The snow arrived early Wednesday morning, and it blew pretty well until afternoon. As soon as it stopped I went out with my new boots to start up the tractor and plow.
Then I took some pictures with my forty-dollar camera. I had to switch to the "macro" setting to snap the new boots, and I left it there for a shot of a layer that was happily laying until I disturbed her with the camera, and this ewe-nose.
Tillie, our number one sheep, wanted to get in on the camera action.