Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush. — Doug Larson
Eulogy: In Loving Memory of Our Garden Shoes
Our mantra “make do, use up and wear it out” on the urban homestead is serious business. Any item we use has to be ratted and tattered before it gets replaced. This week, some really old garden shoes finally died in their line of duty having served us well. The “cheap” garden shoes had a good, long run – over 10 years or more, I can’t remember! We had put off getting a new pair.
However, the old garden shoes had split at the soles and finally had to be laid to rest in our trash can with our other rubbish. Since they were vinyl (egad!) I couldn’t even put them in the recycle bin for a chance of an afterlife. Hate throwing away something we have had for a long while, but it’s sure nice to be able to go into the mucky areas of the garden and not get socks wet!
We’ll see how long these babies last… hopefully, another 10 years or more!
Remember that old saying “They don’t make things like they used to”? With our modern culture whose emphasis is on consumerism, ” Planned Obsolescence” is the norm today.
What things do you “make do, use up and wear out” ?