Country Living Series

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Foot, meet log. Log, meet foot.

Splitting firewood (yes, wearing shoes). This is what happened after I dropped a heavy log round on my foot, edge first.


Pretty, no?

Fortunately it was just a bad bruise. Nothing broken.

12 comments:

  1. Looks like you need... a toe truck...

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  2. Steel toe boots are sometimes their weight in gold.

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  3. Ben there, done that, turned the air blue.

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  4. Steel toe boots and metatarsal guards , almost always. I nearly lost toe in Navy. If I could find steel toe dress shoes , I would wear them. Metatarsal guards because anything you drop will bounce of foot just behind steel toe.

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  5. Ice and elevation. Usually it is horses wanting to stand where I am, or stomping flies. Once in tennis shoes - didn't have my boots on that time as I had just arrived. (Tennies = one broken bone.) Boots are a safety rule in our barn! Natokadn

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  6. When I finally sucked it up, I actually bought new (retail sale) work boots. Due to my klutzy nature one pair that I use for any heavy work are my totally ugly steel toe and metal shank work boots. I tell ya, these are the best ever, however with your injury a pair of soft slippers will have to do along with ice and putting your foot up, you can get a lot of reading that way.
    Rita Miller

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  7. Be thankful for the shoes and the little they saved. Made the mistake of bringing firewood in from the garage once without shoes on, resulted in 2 broken toes and a toe that looked roughly like hamburger. Probably should have had some stitches on that one, it's been about 1/4 wider ever since.

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  8. I did something similar with a ten inch Griswold cast iron skillet, except I broke two. Same day DH got hit in the calf by a fast pitch baseball and got a pretty bad deep muscle contusion. We were both on crutches and supposed to move household the next day. Had to put it all off for a week, but everything was already boxed and stacked so that was a lot of fun.

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  9. Those little pigggys aren't going to market LOLLOL

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  10. As others have said...steel (or composite) toes. I had a sort of similar experience with one of those fairly sharp axe/maul hybrids. One one swing the maul glanced off the piece I was hitting and carved a gouge out of my boots. With no safety toe it might have gotten ugly (in many ways).

    That being said, if I don't have my safety toe boots on and do some spur-of-the-moment splitting, I'm likely to flail away without the boots. It's hard to police yourself in things like this.

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  11. Ouch. I know a guy who can xray that for you if you ever need it ;-)

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    1. Aw thanks. Feels fine now, but it sure was purty while it lasted.

      - Patrice

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