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An Interesting Washup Idea

By threegardeners
November 18, 2011

Keep a rain barrel at each door to the house to dip your muddy feet in before coming back inside the house after gardening.

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Name: Cj
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AlwaysWeeding
Nov 17, 2011 8:23 PM CST
My first reaction was, just how high can you lift your leg? Shrug! Confused Blinking Rolling on the floor laughing
Nice idea, though!
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sheryl
Nov 17, 2011 8:25 PM CST
Great minds, CJ - I thought the same thing!

But it is awfully nice to rinse my hands off before going in, too - I'm very water conservative. Hurray!
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LindaTX8
Nov 17, 2011 11:20 PM CST
Well, here in Texas there's no rain to speak of, so it would have to be tap water! Sometimes I wear a pair of crocs while working in the yard and have another pair waiting outside the back door, because the shoes can get pretty dirty. But guess I could wash the feet AND the crocs.
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Marilyn
Nov 17, 2011 11:39 PM CST
AlwaysWeeding said:My first reaction was, just how high can you lift your leg? Shrug! Confused Blinking Rolling on the floor laughing
Nice idea, though!


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KyWoods
Nov 18, 2011 5:29 PM CST
LOL
At work, we have a bucket outside that catches water from a leaky faucet. I used it to wash the mud off a broom the other day.
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plantladylin
Dec 2, 2012 9:40 AM CST
Many rain barrels have a spigot at the bottom so you can turn on the tap and rinse dirty shoes and feet. I wear Croc's for gardening when I'm not barefoot Smiling but I have a garden hose right by the back door so I can spray off my shoes and feet before coming on the porch and into the house.

*Blush* I must admit though ... sometimes I come in through the garage and track leaves and dirt into the house making more work for myself because then I have to get out the vacuum! Grumbling
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virginiarose
Mar 19, 2013 10:10 AM CST
Maybe she is telling on herself for being bare foot a lot. I just kick my shoes off. Not a good idea to raise my leg either, I might fall over!! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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