Also thankful that I am able to write this post. Our usual post harvest trip to Maine was replaced with multiple trips to Albany Medical Center.
On Halloween afternoon I had an accident while cutting up one of the old Cortland trees that had been blown over onto the deer fence. I did not see that a branch was under tension from the fence and it hit the right side of my face when I cut it loose.
Fortunately, I was wearing a hard hat, but the impact broke essentially all the bones on the right side of my face and my jaw. There were major cuts around my right eye, but the vision should be ok.
So now I am three weeks post surgery – supposed to get the wires holding my jaw shut removed in a week. It has been fine dining thru a straw – Sylvia is now expert with a blender. Both our daughters from Massachusetts have been up lending support and friends have brought lots of great soup.
This has been quite a speed bump, but I expect to make a full recovery. I have been making good use of our woodstove in this cold weather and hope to be out in the orchard soon.
Next year we plan on celebrating Halloween differently and having a full Thanksgiving dinner. Best wishes for a safe holiday season to all.