A new broom

How sad am I?

I am seriously excited about a new yard brush!

What’s even more sad, is that it’s not even mine!

Jeanette bought it from Castle Rider in Fram and it is quite honestly the best yard brush I have ever used! It is lightweight, brightly coloured and it springs along the ground, leaving no trace of straw or shavings behind!

I found myself imploring Ollie to have a go with it and Roz. In fact, anyone who came on the yard. I think I need to tone down this crazy behaviour or they’ll be locking me up.

Both had a tentative brush with it but I could see their excitement was far more contained than mine, probably because they do not have to endure the end of the day ‘little sweep’, when you are on your knees with exhaustion and still have the yard to make presentable!

I noticed on its label it said ‘Tubtrugs’. That said, it’s a brush not a trug! Tubtrugs are clearly geniuses, making trugs, brushes and who knows what else. I must investigate the Tubtrug empire.

Apparently, there’s one yellow brush left in the shop. I may just have to go and treat myself!

It’s one of those pieces of equipment, that when you go to do someone else’s horses, you really wish you had one with you.

The best thing about it, is that it is only £14. Money well spent I’d say!

Poor Jeanette. She bought the brush and she’s used it a bit, but nowhere near as much as me

Shame the one in the shop is yellow. It won’t go so well with my pink fork!

If I keep failing to buy matching equipment, I’m going to look like Joseph and his amazing technicoloured dreamcoat soon.

But, I’ve just got to have one!



2 thoughts on “A new broom

  1. Julia

    While I wouldn’t necessarily share your excitement over a yard brush I certainly can get excited about equally banal items. Today I’m really excited about a gorgeous looking butternut squash I bought early this morning. Possibly not quite at the yardbrush level but I too was laughing at mysel and my excitement over a vegetable.

    The only thing missing from your post is a lovely pic!

    (Looking forward to making some butternut squash and carrot soup later is my excuse for not even putting the squash away, it’s sitting on my worktop where I can gaze upon its splendour while I work.)

    • Yes, I must sort out a pic.

      There is something quite lovely about butternut squash. My yard brush isn’t as aesthetically pleasing but as for functionality, it’s in a different league!

      Enjoy your soup! You can’t beat soup on a winter’s day. Pea and mint is my favourite!

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