All of this wet weather and the subsequent return of the farm to it’s traditional muddy state has reminded me that I was not born a farmer. I can get as many animals as I want, put up barns, coops, feedbins, I can pull lambs from sheep and calves from cows at will, sow a field of forage beans, reap the years corn harvest and take home the top trophy at the tractor gymkhana but I’ll never be rid of my IT Technicians Feet. I know this because of my wellies – if I wear them for more than an hour I’m reduced to hobbling about like an over-ambitious coal walker. It is very painful and makes me very irritable. Okay, even more irritable than my usual uber-ornery self.
Is there a cure? Is there a solution? Do Cloudwalkers do a wellie or should I brush up on the old ‘have you tried rebooting it?’ spiel, hang up my overalls and head back into the office? I don’t know, but if anyone can come up with a fix please write it on a postcard and send it to The Wet Foot Farmer, Kingsville Farm, etc etc.