Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Stitches/Fillet Knife Laceration....

The boys have been catching catfish/trout..they clean them and eat them :) Yesterday after a fishing trip they were getting ready to fillet a few. Abram was sharpening the fillet knife and on his final swipe the knife bounced off and cut his finger. It was in the bend of his joint and would need stitches.

Abram's finger after it was soaked in betadine at the office.

 The CNP did a block instead of just numbing it at the laceration. You can see the xylocaine swelling up the tissue at his knuckle in the above picture.

 This is how puffy his finger was after the block...

 Four sutures/stitches later he was finished.

They dressed the wound and put his finger in a splint.
 He was ready to go fishing.. :)  lol-Tough boy.. :)
They believe there is no nerve or major blood vessel injury/damage. Just need to watch for signs of that and infection. The stitches should be removed in apx. ten days..

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Blackberries, Raspberries and Grapes

Wild Blackberries starting to ripen..

 Tame Blackberries soon to start ripening.

Black Raspberries at different stages.

Grapes growing.

I use some of these fresh...the rest I freeze or can and make juices/jams/jellies with.

Our blueberries and apples were killed this year due to the early warm weather and a late frost :(
I will be getting these locally this year..I make applebutter/freeze apples for pies and freeze the blueberries for fruit smoothies,etc :)

Friday, June 15, 2012

Garden pictures :)

Some things growing in our gardens :)

Our flat dutch cabbage...which some worms have been eating on!

White onions.

Banana peppers blooming..

Tomatoes blooming.

Tomatoes growing :)

Golden Queen corn coming along.


Half runner green beans starting to vine.

Bell peppers blooming.

Yellow crook neck squash.

Straight eight cucumbers.

Kennebec potatoes blooming.

Red watermelon.


Yellow squash.

Bird house gourds.


Rainbow swiss chard.



Yellow Watermelon.


Looking forward to a bountiful harvest..God is good :)

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Free range chickens :)

One of our buff orpingtons..
The chickens are enjoying a beautiful day to free range :)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Raising a garden-2012 Update

The 2012 main garden is growing well..I will take more single pictures and pictures of our other garden soon and try to get them posted.
Thank you Lord for blessing our garden :)

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A new Omnipod placement site

 We are trying a new site for Isaac's Omnipod!

 This is one of his arm band covers over it.

This is another arm band covering it.

We have heard of lots of people wearing the pod on their calf and we figured we would try it :)
We have also saw people wear them on their chest...we will be trying that also-Isaac wants to try these places.
He has worn his pods on his arms/thighs-upper legs/belly/upper buttock and lower back-and now his calf.