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Spring Surprises and a Call for Volunteers

May 4, 2015

So, living in the city makes it easy to use my bicycle as my primary mode of transportation.  Generally, the rides are pretty non-eventful.  However, not every ride is predictable and life likes to shake things up a bit, just to keep us on our toes.  What started out as a lovely, timely commute to my daughter’s dance class last Wednesday was one of those surprise rides.

Unbeknownst to us, there was a house on Colvin Ave getting remodeled in which lived a beautiful golden retriever who was not very impressed with the construction going on in his house.  As the dry-waller was carting his tools and equipment to his van at the end of the day, he left open the front door long enough for the aforementioned retriever to dash out, escaping the noise and confusion of his home and racing straight out across the road where there happened to be a break in the traffic.  At that precise moment, my daughter and I were blithely wheeling our way to dance, never suspecting that the danger was to come from the side in the form of grace and beauty and not from behind in the form of an idiot, impatient driver.  So, I collided with grace and beauty, and all the impatient idiots were totally absent at that moment (thankfully!).  I landed in a heap in the road, and, to make a long story short (which, as you have noticed, I am not) instead of going to dance class, Mark came and picked us up in the truck, and we all went to Urgent Care to learn that my right collar-bone was fractured.

I am learning to do a remarkable number of things with my left arm.

As farmers, spring is about the busiest time of the year, with definite time constraints.  It is a most inconvenient time to be without the use of my right arm, but, you know, things could have been a lot worse.  There happened to be a break in the traffic at that moment, so neither the dog, nor I was hit by a car; the only injury I sustained was my shoulder – no abraisions, no head injury; the dog appeared to sustain no injuries; I do not live alone, so I have been blessed with help and support.  I have much to be thankful for.

Another thing to be thankful for is that this Saturday is Second Saturday Volunteer Day at the farm!  Yay!!  So please, come on out and give us a hand with spring chores.  The weather has been getting warmer and the sun has been shining – who wants to be stuck inside?!  Come to the farm on Saturday, May 9, from 9:00 until 12:00.    

See you soon!


3 Comments leave one →
  1. Don I galls permalink
    May 4, 2015 9:59 pm

    Janice — so sorry to hear, but very glad it wasn’t worse. Out of town this wknd, but if there are other times you have volunteers, I’d be interested in joining.

    All the best,


    Sent from my iPad


    • wilsonstreeturbanfarm permalink*
      May 5, 2015 8:42 am

      Thanks, Don. We have a volunteer day every 2nd Saturday morning of the month through the summer and fall. I usually try to announce them on here. Perhaps some other month will work out better for you.


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