Monday, May 21, 2012

My Gumboots...

A few weeks ago I was encouraged to enter a competition through my University to enter a photo of a pair of shoes and a story about how they are reflective of your life experiences.
I decided to enter a nice photograph (is that an oxymoron?) of my gumboots and entered it in the competition. I think that my gumboots are a really good representation of farming life. Every boot/gumboot or hat out there could probably tell a story. Every stain, rip, scuff or mark has a story.
Why don't you grab a photo of your today and do a few short lines on their story and how their story represents your story/journey.....

Here is my entry that I have sent off:

"My Gumboots have been everywhere! They always ride in the back of my Rav and have been through flood, torrential downpours and more mud and manure than I can recount. They are tough & hard wearing, and never receive special attention, except for a gurnying when I have finished with them for the day. Says a lot for their resilience in many respects….. They put up with a lot of crap (literally in many cases) and are always on hand (or should I say foot) when I need them. From checking a flooded crossing, to working in the dairy or to preg testing a cow these boots are always my go to boot. When you are pushing through the hard and often unpleasant times in life there is nothing better than a pair of gumboots! "


 I have been lucky enough to be selected as a finalist in the competition and now have to deliver a short speech. Any hints or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

To check out more of the entries click on the image below to go to the UQ Gatton Facebook Page:

*More entries are located under the Photos Tab, then Diversity Week Competition Tab

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