Urban Homesteading 101
Chapter One: Helpful Homesteading Tips
Section One: The Work Boots
A good pair of rubber boots will be one of the most important tools one will have while homesteading. These boots will be a life saver! Otherwise the menagerie of shoes (flip flops and high heels included) that you have collected throughout the years will diminish rapidly but as with anything, care of the rubber boots is of the up most importance...
A. Clean the boots regularly as it is a crucial sanitary measurement in order to deter the passing along of nasty germs and parasites to your flock or herd.
Although spraying the boots down with antibacterial soap before a rain storm is thrifty and environmentally friendly ;) , it is not always recommended. As in all things take precautions...
- Always check your boots before placing feet in them,especially if they were left on the back porch during a rainstorm the night before.
- It is also wise that if you have a toddler and chickens to check your boots for eggs on a regular basis as well. Need I say more?
You may find these other interesting tips helpful as well, Trimming Hooves 101 and Helpful Tip for Chicken Owners
Stay tuned for more Helpful Homesteading tips by Leigh.
***Completely facetious blog post but on a serious note... its ALWAYS wise to check your barn boots for spiders and snakes... and for water....and for eggs... Just check your DAMN Boots! ;)***