Thursday, March 08, 2012

A Near Miss!…………0r ( Something`s Afoot!)

The manure heap is the size of my house! Huge, monstrous, and steaming like a steel plant chimney! But, the plants are gonna love it, and the worms are gonna eat the stuff! Well at least that’s the plan!

I`ve cut back this year on the veggie patch area, too much. So today was a spread the muck day! I was really enjoying myself, and to be honest having a good time. That is until ?

Have you ever done something, a certain something, that just before you do it, and while doing it, you know you shouldn’t be doing it? Well that’s what I did!

The sharp pronged fork I was using to spread the muck, (a great bit of kit!) was held aloft, in order that I may thrust it into the pile! It was then, that I rebalanced myself.

I placed my left foot on the pile of dung. Then I began the downward thrust of the fork. As it descended, I was acutely aware that this was a bad idea. But it was too late, the sharp prongs were heading for a collision course with my left foot!

I knew it was going to hurt, and there wasn’t a thing I could do. I distinctly remember the sharp prongs entering through the top of my wellington boot. In went one prong, straight through and out via the sole. I stood and waited for the pain.

Nothing happened at first, so I retrieved the fork from my foot, and waited for the blood to seep out onto the ground. Nothing!

My immediate thought was, that I had damaged a nerve, so I sat down, and began to remove the boot. To my delight, the prong had passed right through the boot, and between my big toe and the next one along! I was as pleased as Punch!

Here is the boot, notice the puncture hole?

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Here is the foot! All in one piece!

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7 comments:

  1. Phew. Human was cringing while reading that. What are the chances of that? Someone somewhere was watching out for you today.

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  2. Oh my gosh! You are a lucky guy! Phew! That could've been really bad on so many levels. Happy gardening!

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  3. Oh good grief! You are one lucky guy. But you sure are keeping your guardian angel busy when you don't listen to him!
    Hey, I need you to go back on to my foaling contest post and choose colt or filly, you can pick one of the colors too if you want- the possible colors are listed at the bottom of the post.

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  4. I think my nine lives are a lot less right now!Lol.

    I was very lucky, my wellie boot wasnt so!
    But it still hasnt leaked! I put it on, and stood in a barrel of water tonight, no leaks!

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  5. Arggggh, I was cringing the entire time I read. Whew, you foot has 9 lives thank heavens.

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  6. Yikes I have done that before but ussually dont end up so lucky.

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