Things that go swish between the toes

Philadelphia, PA(Zone 6b)

Just reading one of the threads here, it reminded me of a story I just had to post...
I worked on a dairy farm one summer while in high school. One of my many jobs was to mark the heifers in heat with chalk, so the farmer would know which cow needed insemination. Well, one day..I'm feeding the beef cattle and I see a female cow mounting the others ( female cows do this when in heat). As I start walking over into the free-stall barn, I grabbed the chalk and walked through the many cows around me while not losing sight of my target..lol. The manure inside of the barn was about 1 foot deep and the walk was slow going. I sloshed through, then my paces seemed to get faster. After proudly marking the mounting cow, I made my way out of the barn to phone the lower barn. Noticing that I could walk a bit faster on the way out, I looked down at my boots when exiting the barn. Low and behold..somehow, my boots slipped off of my feet and stayed stuck in the manure inside the barn....so here I was, walking through foot-deep manure with my shoes and socks - boy, did I get a christening..lol. I just had to share this one..he he!
Trish

Brewers, KY(Zone 6b)

Trish, thanks for the laugh! Thats what I call being in deep poop and not knowing what way to turn! ROTFLMHO! Lisa
(Dave, this editing thing is great! I just realized I left out the word "call" and bingo it is in now! Best idea for the month award, heck it is so good, we will take you off the hook for the rating rank thingy..LOL)

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Philadelphia, PA(Zone 6b)

Thanks Lisa..I'm still laughing about it..lol.
Trish

Batchelor, LA(Zone 8b)

Dicentra
You also have to be very careful if you drop your gum in the chicken yard.
Bud

Brewers, KY(Zone 6b)

Baaaahaaaahaaaa! Thats a good one Mr. Bud!!!! Lisa

(Zone 7a)

Speaking of swish between the toes. How about stepping on a slug and squishing it between your toes. EEWWWW! Happens to me about twice each summer.

Philadelphia, PA(Zone 6b)

Janice..I think I need to throw up..lol..double yuck!
Trish

Toston, MT(Zone 4a)

Trish. TOO FUNNY!!!!

We had geese when I was a kid. I was a tom-boy and hated shoes.
Lets just say 'you get used to it'.
Heidi

Brewers, KY(Zone 6b)

One time I was running bare foot and heard something go "pop" and I looked down...it was a toad frog :-( . I picked him up to see what had happened and it wasn't a pretty site...I felt really bad..I almost tossed my cookies. Lisa

southeast, NE

DH tells a story about his younger brother when they were growing up. Their dad used a horse and wagon to go through the sloppy mud/manure combination. While going over a bump Dh's younger brother (about 5 at the time) fell out of the mud and all my dh could see was his arm standing up and he started screaming. His dad just grabbed his hand and sucked him right out of the mud.

I remember the joys of running barefoot during summer and squishing your toes on chicken poop!

Brewers, KY(Zone 6b)

anyone for slipping in crusted over cow patties that you thought were dry??? Lisa

southeast, NE

Every year at the State Fair, dd and I will start giggling as we are sitting in the cattle barn and some woman with shoes that are not meant for "barn walking" will step right in a big pile of cow poop. Aren't we mean?

Lisa
After your toad story, slipping on a couple of slugs in summer dosent seem quite as bad. LOL
That was really gross!!! Ewww. I could actually hear the pop in my head when I read that story.
Glad you got over it, just hope I do!! EEWWWWW!
Jancie

Brewers, KY(Zone 6b)

Janice, I don't know if I ever really got over it! I still feel bad the way that poor little frog looked. Yuck! I can still see it. I think I would rather slip on a slug than pop a toad... Lisa

West Simsbury, CT(Zone 5a)

ROFL!! Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww....... on the barefoot thru the cow poop. As a kid I remember walking barefoot thru the fields where mom and dad had sheep the the little roundish turds kept sticking between my toes! ACKK!! Thanks for the memory. lol.

Kennedy, NY(Zone 4a)

I remember last year when I stepped on a fallen nest of wasps. Had three stings, and of course, I wouldn't wear shoes in the summer. I had to crawl around my house for 2 days because my foot was so swollen. But I still didn't put shoes on... :)

Murfreesboro, TN(Zone 7a)

Thought about y'all as I stepped barefoot on a slug this morning while letting the dogs out :-) and I *do* think that that was probably better than popping a frog

Brewers, KY(Zone 6b)

Trust me it is....do you know where the guts go when you pop a frog???? All over! Out of every orophus a frog has...yuck. Lisa (sorry if anyone was eating while reading this)

I dont know....I must be a real slob, but I would rather step in cow poop, horse poop, (not people poop ewwww...rather step on a baby bird....LOL) then step on something living. I wasnt really bothered about killing the slug as I was about having to wash it off!! BUT A TOAD!! Speaking of toads...Once when I was hanging up wash outside I saw a dead baby frog that looked like rubber that somehow got into my clothes and went thru the wash. Felt pretty bad about that.
Trish......I do feel bad for you.
Janice

Salina, UT(Zone 4a)

You know, you only make me feel jealous when you say that you stepped on a slug this morning!!! I'm still slodging through snow!
birdie

(Zone 7a)

Speaking of slugs... has anyone tried the slug killer from Gardens Alive! ?? I am ordering some and curious if anyone has tried it??
Janice

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