Sunday, December 20, 2009

Change in the Weather and Keith's Folly

Last week we had beautiful weather - at least 5 inches of fluffy light snow and sunshine.
The Farm was a Winter Wonderland!
This week it changed to fog and rain. It's nice in one aspect - it's not very cold, above freezing - but the snow is melting, and there is slush mixed with mud. This is not the typical December weather. I did get some photos before the change - below are shots of the river.

I love this river - it makes me smile every morning.

This is how the farm has been looking lately - today this road to the barn is mud, you can see the grass even.

With the melting, cool icicles are forming on the ice piles on the river.

Still pretty in the fog.

Raccoons have been walking on the river - just as long as they stay on the river and not near our barn!

The other news on the farm is about Keith. He went out one night to get a squash for dinner.
He came back with the squash but also a huge gash in his leg. He forgot to turn the light on and his leg rammed into the disc plow.
Luckily he didn't cut any bones, arteries or tendons. He let me clean it and bandage it.
The next morning when he looked at the cut again he let me take him to the walk-in clinic.

The PA after looking at the wound called in another doctor for his opinion and then that doctor called in another for his thoughts. - it was very deep and ragged - they gave him a hard time about not coming in the night it happened and he told them that it cost too much to go to the emergency room - just coming to the walk-in clinic is expensive enough - they understood the logic and a discussion about what is happening (or not happening) in congress about Public Health - they thought perhaps the senators who don't want the bill should go without health insurance for awhile to see how it works (or doesn't).
The doctors also told Keith they usually see these type of accidents in much older patients.Ninety minutes later, 15 stitches and a tetanus shot in him they had Keith ready to go home.

Keith is going to have a "check mark" on his shin now!

He's doing better today - we both are!


granny said...

ohhh, that looks So painful! Thank you Megan and Keith for the fresh farm eggs! I could ask for nothing more wonderful - except for fun friends like you. Please be careful!

Hilary said...

Hi Keith and Megan,
Keith, your leg looks very painful. I hope it's healing well. And I guess it could of been worse (tripped and fell head first!?. And Megan could have done a very nice patch-up job with Michel clips, I'm sure she hasn't lost her touch!
All the best for a good recovery, Hilary and Kent