Tomorrow morning I go in for surgery on my arm. I am very nervous. I am sure it will go fine as these things usually do, but who am I kidding, statistics don’t make anyone feel better. I am definitely ready to feel better. Chances are with this surgery that as soon as the plate and screws are put in that my arm will feel pretty much instantaneously better. If I could cross my fingers I would.
It has been very difficult this past two weeks since I haven’t been able to do any work. You certainly learn the value of help once you can’t do it all yourself. Read More
I can’t feed the animals, I can’t even brush my own hair. I certainly can’t go out and ride my horse. It is very depressing in a way because I have been working so hard the past few months to really get better at my riding skills. The doctor says with this type of break, I may not be able to Read More
As I sit at my computer, awkwardly attempting to type this article with one hand, I am inspired to reflect on the dangers of farming. Granted, my arm is broken from training a horse, but livestock injuries are an all too common part of farming and this is definitely not my first farm injury.
Dealing with large animals, long hours, big equipment, bad weather and other intense conditions, farmers don’t just sit on their porches all day sipping lemonade. Our work can actually be quite dangerous.
A decade-long study of farm safety issues shows that injuries and fatalities can almost Read More