Gad, I hate mud…

Give me a nice crisp cold morning with frozen ground any day. Not this miserable windy wet rain/snow just-barely-cold.


But slogga we musta, for Tobie’s colon – and probably my own health as well – doth so decree. Then hang out at the porch railing scraping boots for a while.

Speaking of the porch, guess who didn’t get the memo…


A mouse in the mud bucket. Why? For that matter, how? But I’m averaging a mouse a day in there. Meanwhile…


…no customers for the more-accessible drowning bucket.

Today I’m just gonna take the mud bucket back to the woodshed. Should have done that yesterday.

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4 Responses to Gad, I hate mud…

  1. MN Steel says:

    An aluminum can with a wire hanger running through it should be placed 4 to 6 inches past the end of the ramp. A dollop of peanut butter on the top pf the can, and you’ll have to empty the kill-bucket frequently.

    In any event, the mud bucket should probably stay and keep winning through attrition.

  2. Mike says:

    Dealing with copious amounts of mud is always a chore, doubly so if you are an off grid living, hermit kind of guy. 🙂 That whole, spending a half hour outside and a quarter-hour cleaning all the crap off your boots, closes out of town in my books.

    One thing I do when it is muddy season, is to get a floor – mounted boot brush.* This is what I have at the back door.

    * https://www.amazon.com/Bore-Baby-Scrubber-Entryway-Sneakers/dp/B07Q1X6CLF/ref=sr_1_6

    And when it is that heavy, gooey mud, having a medium-sized litter box** filled halfway with water to step into and rinse the mud off works well too.

    ** https://www.amazon.com/Doskocil-Petmate-Litter-Mouse-Jumbo/dp/B00JOZ48KK/

    And if you don’t have one, a rubber mat to leave the boots on is a great help as well.

  3. randy says:

    I have one of those floor mounted boot brushes if you want it. My wife bought it then changed her mind. Just tell me the address.

  4. Joel says:

    Thanks, but I have one already. It’s of some use but doesn’t mean you don’t need to scrape boots.

To the stake with the heretic!