Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

June 30, 2010

As Promised

 So far, the healing up has been good. For those of you that are mechanically challenged, be careful with the angle grinder. When it grabbed, the torque was instantaneous, and basically not controllable. Yes, I had  one hand on the switch, and the other hand on the grinder body. It basically tore the grinder out of my holding hand and flipped it down on my arm.

Again, fortunately, no nerves, tendons or arteries were cut. I would of got a picture before stitching except it would have been to difficult to focus the camera and hold the paper towel .

For all you sewing types, not a bad stich job!

Be careful out there!

On the Acreage, things have been pretty quiet. The chicks are growing and flying like crazy. They are starting to perch side by side in the evenings, and so far we have only lost one. He was the runt, and just did not grow. he drank, but wouldn't eat.

There has been lots of rain, and we have the best grazing since we got the place. The hay is just starting to head out and some of it is 3 feet high. Hopefully bale prices will be reasonable this year.

Elaine and I have got a few short rides in, and hope to get some more once the rain quits.

Don't retire. It seems that I had more free (play) time when I was working! I guess that one of these days I will look for some handyman jobs again, but not until fall. I am enjoying being busy with no deadlines.

I will get the camera clicking again soon.

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City girl turned Country Girl said...

OH OUCH!!! I'm so glad you were otherwise OK!!

Gregg said...

Yikes! Glad it was not more serious. Reminds me of the day a guy dropped a drill with a butter-fly bit in it. The butt of the drill hit my head and then the bit entered my left arm nicking an artery in the middle of a remodel job in Sears in Redding, CA. Fortunately no permanent damage other than the guy being fired.

Sounds like you have your hands full. But it sounds like the kind of full you want!

The Old Geezer said...

Your arm looks like it is healing up fine. Thanks for the update.
Things could have been worse. If I would have been around when your accident happened I would have fainted and they would of had to deal with 2 of us in the ER.

Karen said...

Oh, I'm so glad it didn't do nerve or muscle damage. I'm glad you didn't take a picture pre-stitches! Send us some pics on horseback!

peihome said...

Agggh! That is one nasty slash! I think I'd have passed out if it happened to me, or my husband, lol.
I know I'm late commenting - hope it's all better now!