Ok, so this is more of a rant… Let me set you up….
The past two weeks have busier than all heck.
Had some big family events (overwhelming) have been on baby watch (sleep deprivation) and shearing was this past week (very stressful.)
…..For those who don’t know, I have an alpaca farm/sustainable farm.
Baby watch alone is hard enough with the sleep deprivation, but shearing is also a big big deal. I basically have to disassemble the barn interior so the team can shear inside if it is raining, which it always is on shearing day. Murphy‘s Law.
I don’t have an arena and they need a lot of space… so the barn gets tossed to all heck and it takes day to put everything back.
On shearing day, the team rolls in at 7:00am. They were not scheduled until 3:00pm.
What the hay!? I haven’t even had coffee yet, let alone have all the alpacas up and ready. Geeze I gotta get my son to school and none of my helpers are scheduled to show up til 1:00pm to get prepped and gather fleeces. Talk about a stressful day!
So the barn is still completely discombobulated from shearing because I've been delivering babies......
Anyway, I was feeding tonight and wasn‘t anywhere near my horse. Not even close. No way possible he could injure me. Matter of fact I was in opposite end of the barn carrying feed buckets when this….. this…...I don’t even know what… straw monster maybe (?) reached up from the straw and grabbed my foot!
Down I went!
Feed went flying, freshly gathered eggs sailed across the way breaking all over the floor, and I crumpled to the floor, ankle twisted every which way.
I sat for a moment not sure if it was broken or not and trying not to throw up because the pain was so intense. After five minutes of breathing I could wiggle my toes. Whew, good sign!
Drug my sorry but up and hobbled through the rest of the chores, got my son fed and put to bed, and have been sitting with it propped up wearing an ice pack. Also found a nasty bruise on my shoulder blade, but I'm not sure what I hit on the way down.
I mean I wasn’t anywhere near my horse! Wasn’t even thinking about my horse.
With all these threads lately on helmet use and safety around horses, I had to go and get hurt while on my own two feet. How embarrassing!
Can’t wait to see what color it will be in the morning and if I can walk ok.
Wait, tomorrow is Sunday, right?
Oh %#$!*...... I have 3 tons of hay being delivered tomorrow. Peachy! Just peachy!
Ok, rant over, thanks for listening… err… umm I mean reading.