Have you ever tried to feed livestock on one leg? It’s not easy, let me tell you.
After I tore the Achilles tendon in my right foot/leg (see my Feb. 7 blog post), I attempted to go out and feed the replacement dairy heifers I raise for my dad a couple times over the next few days. I even hopped a barbed-wire fence and climbed into a couple bale rings to fork hay to the edges for the heifers to eat. While I got the jobs done, I also managed to get my crutch covered in mud and other more stinky organic matter. And, let’s just say the protective boot on my right leg didn’t smell so good afterward either.
I did these few tasks as sort of a last hurrah prior to my surgery, which would lay me up for a month or more. My doctor said the tendon was already torn, it’s not like it can tear any more, so why not, right?… Continue readingRead More »