The boots used to belong to either Hubby or his brother and have been in that cupboard since they both moved out of home about 20 years ago.
So I tried both pairs on and one of the pairs fit perfectly. They are actually a size bigger than I would normally take but I wear an orthotic so that accounted for the larger size.
The boots were in great condition and the only thing was that the leather was a bit dry. I gave them a good polish and they were set to go.
Today my new boots were put to work today dealing with a neglected garden bed. We have two veggie beds near the house and two out near the chicken pens. This one has been out of use for the last 8 months and was full of weeds, self seeded cheery tomatoes and the kikuyu grass was starting to invade.
You can see how overgrown it was but thankfully it was mainly milk thistles and chick weed which we fed to the chickens and they were in chicken heaven/
Number one helper was on site to make sure we were working hard and that there we no forgotten bones hiding among the weeds.
So we caught a few chickens and added them and some temporary shade to the pen for the rest of the day.
Well so we thought. I turned out that after a few hours they had had enough and were ready to go back to their pen. It's hard to find good workers these days.
So it looks like I will be back out there on the weekend digging in the compost by hand.