How you can tell winter is coming

New pastures are flushed with growth.

New pasture soaks up the sun

New pasture soaks up the sun

The ground is still warm and dry enough for bare feet.

TractorWork

The cows are ebullient.

ButterHeads

The brilliance of our wildlife is unmissable.

The marvellous moorhen

The marvellous moorhen

But, there’s this.

Is this the beginning of the end?

Is this the beginning of the end?

Winter is inevitable and so are rubber boots. In turn comes twisted, slithering southwards socks – enough to test the patience of a milk maid at the best of times, let alone when struggling through mud.

My trusty ones from last season have had it, so now I’m on the hunt for socks that will stay true all day long. There are plenty of great work socks for blokes but their wide toes mean uncomfortable bunches at the tips of my boots. Any recommendations?

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8 responses to “How you can tell winter is coming

  1. Socks – have the same probem myself. Never have found any that stay up all day. Best ones I’ve had are Thorlos, got them when I used to ski. https://www.thorlo.com/

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  2. Hi Marian, I find a pair of regular socks underneath explorers works a treat. Although having big feet also helps πŸ™‚
    Cheers, Kaye

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  3. My First Ascent socks are warm, long, and don’t go anywhere! I’m not sure what the price tag is on them, though… ask my grandma πŸ˜‰

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  4. David McKinnon

    Hi Marian.
    Sherrill suggested you look here, http://www.socksforliving.com.au/collections/womens.
    Also Creswick woollen mills. https://www.creswickwool.com

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  5. kayepea

    Can’t recommend them Marian as I’ve never used them (I rarely wear shoes as you know! πŸ™‚ ) but this is what I Googled…..
    Email your order at john@johnahern.net and he posts them.

    http://www.johnahern.net/Lincot.html
    Ladies – One size, Aussie made from Aussie Wool in Cream or Navy $10.95 per pair or 13 pairs to the dozen for $131.40 + post $7.50

    Also available –
    SOCKS JEANS TROUSERS SHIRTS OVERALLS SHORTS JUMPERS JACKETS UNDERWEAR HATS & BOOTS TOWELS & TEATOWELS SHEETS SHEARERS MATTRESS COVERS BURKE MARINE

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  6. Wow, thanks everyone. Between your recommendations and those on Twitter, I have a sock-a-thon on the horizon!

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  7. kayepea

    These might be more in your line Marian…..have some fun while you’re wearing them!
    http://www.theiconic.com.au/catalog/?q=cow+socks

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