Saturday, April 12, 2014
Oops! Be careful out there!
OK, maybe this is a "do as I say, not as I do" kind of post, but a moment's inattention can have harmful consequences! I read somewhere that most accidents happen in the home, and I am guessing that more than half of these happen in the yard and garden. So far, I have been pretty lucky. Just a few injuries to date: I fell out of my apple tree while pruning it (luckily, I did not have the pruning saw in my hand at the time); I've banged my head numerous times on low tree limbs, mostly just getting small bruise, once a small cut; I "pruned" off the tip of a finger while deadheading some daffodils...and so forth. This last one was a doozy: I tripped and fell...onto a rock wall, breaking my fall with my chin and left hand. Here are some of the factors in my fall:
Exhibit #1: Tunnel-Digging BobTheDog
Exhibit #2: Tunnel-Digging Fluff (with the evidence on her paws and chin!)
Exhibit #3: Ill-Fitting Faux Crocs
Exhibit #4: Rock wall with Some SHARP rocks
And lastly, exhibit #5: a beautiful, warm day after a dreary, cold, long winter, and the pent-up desire to garden!
Luckily, no broken bones, just bruises, a swollen left hand and 7 stitches on my chin. (Thanks to the PA who stitched me up- she did an excellent job!)
Be careful out there!