Gardening, the dangerous sport!

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by vfem, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    SO today we finally hit the new garden plot we've been planning all winter. What a fabulous day to get it done, a bit on the chilly side, but after several days of the 80's here... it was much easier on us then one of those hot days.

    We lined everything out starting yesterday, fixed a few problems, got some wood and fired up the tiller. Hubby had me going to town on it myself for awhile. I also shoveled, raked and moved lines with help from him and one of our friends.

    During a moment the tiller had a fit, my friend and I attempted to fix a bolt that kept popping off. We finally 'believed' we had it fixed and could get back to work. I went to stand up, and he let go of the handle when the tiller threw the bolt off at lightening speed and the tiller handle came into contact with my face before I knew what was going on. All I saw was stars until I could stand up, then all I could see was red because blood flooded into my eyes. Even though it hurt badly, and the cut was DEEP... I'm too stubborn to goto the hospital for stitches. So now I have been told to SIT IN THE HOUSE! I am no longer able to work on my precise garden. [​IMG]

    Here's some pictures of what we've got done so far... hubby is still rocking it by himself. But better safe then sorry!

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    Thank goodness for butterfly band aids and liquid ban aids to get the bleeding to stop!
     
  2. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx
    Thank goodness is right! I'm glad you weren't hurt any worse. If you have some arnica salve, now would be a good time to use it so you don't bruise as badly. A cut right there is pretty certain to blacken both your eyes. Or get out the old frozen bag of peas...
     
  3. dkvart1

    dkvart1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    OUCH! That's why I NEVER use a tiller... I am not fond of power tools either! Glad you are okay.
     
  4. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    MI
    Quote:heheheehehehe [​IMG] I know a former byc'er who isn't allowed to touch anything with batteries, electric cords or a motor because she is so accident prone. She doesn't drive either [​IMG]
     
  5. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    I may be joining that BYC'er soon then! Hubby took the tiller and made me go SIT in the house like a child. Now he's panicking I have a concussion and tells me I'm not going to get to goto sleep tonight when I have to work in the morning!!!
     
  6. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Here's is accomplishments AFTER I got booted from the project.

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  7. MeatKing

    MeatKing Chillin' With My Peeps

    I hope your ok, and i gotta say.. What a good hubby.. anytime anyone is hurt in my house.. If it an't bad enough for the hospital get out help and help me.. good hubby!!
     
  8. MeatKing

    MeatKing Chillin' With My Peeps

    do you think yours could give mine lessons?
     
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  9. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    MI
    Quote:Saddina [​IMG] I was on the phone with her and explained why ceiling fans have reversable motors... she didn't think hers was so I told her to look for the black button that slides up and down. She found it, changed it turned the fan on. Couldn't tell what way the air was going, a push or pull... so she put her hand closer....... yup... put it right in the fan going on highest speed.

    Sort of funny in a while-e coyote way.
     
  10. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Quote:Saddina [​IMG] I was on the phone with her and explained why ceiling fans have reversable motors... she didn't think hers was so I told her to look for the black button that slides up and down. She found it, changed it turned the fan on. Couldn't tell what way the air was going, a push or pull... so she put her hand closer....... yup... put it right in the fan going on highest speed.

    Sort of funny in a while-e coyote way.

    Maybe you and my husband could exchange stories! He sure did go into a long reminisce of all the accident prone things I've done. This one however he says scared the poo out of him! I'm glad he didn't laugh about this one... seeing blood running down my face and all over my hand and pants really got to him I think. Glad he loves me so much [​IMG]
     

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