Mud

And lots of it!

Last weekend we went to a mud bog.

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I’m told this farm hosts a mud bog 3 times per year.

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There were 3 seperate pits. One for ATV’s, one for the big trucks and one for the kids to play in.

You can see by the tell tale signs that this truck is supposed to be white.

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They came by the car loads. They came by the truck loads. There were thousands of people there. Early in the day we heard there was approximately 3,000 people in attendence. I would guess that number only grew as the day wore on due to a steady stream of vehicles moving in/out all throughout the day.

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And at $10 per person, I’d say those people raked in some money that day.

We ran into several friends while there. I don’t know why that surprised me, we were only about 45 minutes from home.

The picture below is of a friend who was making steady progress through the muddy trenches until the Jeep finally bottomed out.

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Early in the day the bog was easy to travel through. But as the day wore on the ruts became deeper and more difficult to maneuver.  One problem being that if you get caught in the wrong rut it just drives you further into the pit and deeper into the mud.

By the time we left the vehicle below was the only vehicle that could travel through any part of the bog without getting stuck.

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It was also the only vehicle that could pull any other vehicle from their bottomed out, spun out, knee deep mud bog final resting place.

And of course there’s always the guy that succumbs to the pit and becomes one with the mud.

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In case you’re wondering…..yes he’s doing the back stroke.

I wonder how many showers he had to take to wash away all that mud????

I have heard of mud bogs but had never witnessed one. And let me tell you it was all I expected and more. I told my husband it was a South Carolina redneck convention!

Have you ever been to a mud bog?

If so, did you participate?

I did not participate. It was my first mud bog experience and personally I like to check things out before I go jumping in.

Will I participate next time?

Maybe. It just depends on whether I get to drive or not!!!

Will I become one with the mud and do the mud pit backstroke?

Not on your life!

We did have fun watching and anticipating which 4×4 truck/Jeep/ATV/SUV…..would make it completely through without needing assistance from a chain/tow strap and an additional 4×4.

The only thing I did not like about the whole experience is that it seemed to be total chaos everywhere with big trucks, Jeeps, ATV’s, sidebysides, etc. in constant motion. I felt like I had to be in constant motion to make sure I did not get flattened. I finally backed myself up to a very large tree and enjoyed the show.

My husband and son are already discussing how they can come up with the money to prepare either “The Moose” (old Dodge Power Wagon) or the Bronco, both 4×4’s, for the next mud bog frenzy.

So, again, have you experienced a mud bog? I would love to know your thoughts about the whole total chaotic experience.

Happy Saturday!

TFP :)

5 comments on “Mud

  1. Becky, I have never attended a mud bog, nor do I think I want to do so. I had enough trouble with mud growing up–trying to keep it out of our house and not letting it dry on shoes that had slogged through mud. So no thank you to attending. But I guess it could be great fun for those who want to try their prowess in not getting completely mired up and debilitated, and also having mud slung all over their person and being caked up unmercifully on whatever vehicle (or even oneself) from participating in this strange sport!

  2. I didn’t know about mud bogs until now. Usually I try to stay out of the mud. I do have to drive through allot of it just to get to town in the spring.

  3. Growing up on a farm, I’ve always wanted to go to one. It looks like so much fun and a great way to spend the day. Nowhere’s around me really has anyplace to have something like this but perhaps one day ill get to attend one. Until then ill just play with my snow tires in abandoned empty parking lots!

  4. Oh Becky! My bunch would have fit right in! It looks like just their kind of fun! Of course I’d have stayed home teehee : ) Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

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