You see so many of the 'feet' shots in blog world, but I was walking back from the polytunnel yesterday clutching the morning's harvest of Spinach leaves and as I stepped on the grass I thought 'what a wonderful collection of greens'. My wellies, the grass and the spinach all shades of green ... my favourite colour.
I've tried lots of fancy pants wellies over the years that we've lived in the country, I never needed them when we lived in the town. They've come from all the designer labels, I was so easily seduced by flowers, dogs, birds and pretty colours but when it comes down to it all you need is something that's waterproof, comfortable and most importantly that last. The nice flowery wellies look beautiful and I could so easily be swayed again when I see them lined up on shelves all pristine in the shops, but when your first priority is walking dogs through wet grass, mud and occasionally sand strength of construction and durability are now the order of my day.
The green of Spinach is to me even more wonderful than the green of my boring bog standard wellies, it means vibrancy, goodness and best of all deliciousness.
Once washed and spun dry in the salad spinner it's separated out into two piles, one to go in the stayfresh bag and live in the fridge for my morning Nutriblasts and the other to be frozen as a backup for when the supply dwindles as growth slows down in the polytunnel.
Neatly organised ..... and still looking green.