Gardening as a blood sport


     I swear not one day out in the garden goes by where I don’t end up bleeding from something.  Today I slashed the inside of my left arm (in the tender skin) with my little pruners.  Queen Klutz strikes again.  Last week I cut my fingers to ribbons pulling weeds with my old holey leather gloves on.  I need new gloves.  However, gloves wouldn’t have helped when I tried to amputate my arm today.

     I’m still trying to figure out how I did that one.  All I was doing was trying to cut down all the daffodil plants before the coming rain flattened them.  They’d reached the stage where they’d flop over with the slightest provocation.  I was blithely hacking away at them, tossing the trimmings into the wheelbarrow, when it happened.  I stared at the laceration and wondered how I managed to do it.  No clue.

     On several occasions, I’ve managed to trip over a rake or shovel resulting in foot gashes or skinned knees but I’ve never slashed my arm before.  DH had no sympathy for me, no; instead, he was hard pressed to keep from laughing.  Is it any wonder that he won’t let me drive the mower?

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Agented Mystery Writer, Bull Terrier owner--I have one at the present time, Avid gardener.

Posted on April 25, 2010, in My blog, my garden, Writer, Writing and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Are you sure they were daffodils and not Triffids?

    OOOO, I haven’t seen that movie in ages.

  2. If he ever did allow you to drive the mower, he’d better put out an APB. BOLO: lawnmower-wielding woman bent on mowing down all forms of life in her path, LOL.

    I need a keeper…

  3. I’m sorry to say but I would probably laugh as well not much but a little It’s something to try & figure out when you get cut & u don’t know how It happens

    I’m such a klutz.

  4. There are so-o-o many things I could say right now, but I think I’ll wait a bit. Like maybe about, oh, 3 weeks or so.

    Uh oh…Dave with ammunition is like giving a starving dog raw meat….

  5. Please don’t buy and use electric hedge trimmer!!

    You’d think that’d be dangerous for me wouldn’t you? However, I used to keep 150 linear feet of hedge trimmed with electric trimmers…I’m glad they’re gone. That’s one job I can do without.

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