Life on the farm is kinda laid back.....

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by jlingle, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. jlingle

    jlingle New Member

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    Oh life on the farm is kinda laid back, nearly enough to make a fella start smokin' CRACK!!!

    Well, yesterday we had about ten million dogs to work at the farm. We ran about 150 dogs, then dad calls me & needs me to help him move some cows. I go haulin' butt over there on the 4 wheeler, and as always.... there's 3 of them that refuse to cooperate. Instead of throwing our hands up & just moving the bull over to them, we of course try to force them where we want them to go. I'm on the 4 wheeler, Dad's in the truck & we're chasing these cows all over the pasture. This went on about 15 or 20 minutes & finally, I'm chasing a cow down the fenceline on the 4 wheeler & hit an old wheel hub laying in the pasture. Boom!!! I go airborne & get thrown off the 4wheeler, and it rolls right up on top of me. When I got thrown off, I kinda flew like a dart & hit on my left shoulder. Sounded like somebody stepped on a bag of chips. Great. The 4 wheeler winds up laying across my chest.... kinda makin' it difficult for a fella to draw air. I was just hoping & praying that Dad could see that the tires were in the AIR & not on the ground anymore, and that he wasn't chasing cows off somewhere. He saw me, and came and got the thing off me. My shoulder wasn't right, I knew that immediately. He wheeled up & asked if I was alright & I told him No. I thought he was gonna flip. I was wearing an insulated shirt, with a t-shirt on underneath that so I couldn't see my shoulder, but I could feel the top of it sticking out farther than the rest.

    To make a long story short, I spent a few hours at the hospital yesterday going through the enjoyable process of getting a disclocated shoulder reset into place. THANK GOD FOR GOOD PAIN MEDS!!!!! Whew!!! That's all I can say. I remember when I hit the ground & heard my shoulder crunch, thinking "Well, if that's all that goes wrong... I can live with that" sure enough, that's all that got hurt. I consider myself pretty darn lucky. I've got a softball-sized bruised on my right though where the rack of the 4 wheeler got me, but other than that, not really a scratch. I can't move my left arm much yet, but I really don't think anything is permanently damaged. I'm supposed to go to another specialist (who had already been looking at my shoulders anyway) and get some MRI's done here in the near future. He's gonna see if I trashed anything for good or they fixed it all when they popped it back in. To be really honest, that's the worst pain I've ever felt in my life. It took about 2.5 hrs after the crash before they actually got anything in me for pain. But once they did, they pumped it to me anytime I wanted it. I ended up getting about 15 cc's of morphine while I was at the hospital, plus getting knocked out for the resetting of my shoulder.

    Anyway.... that's the life on the farm anymore, it seems like. Go plugging right along & some sort of calamity seems to be waiting for ya right around the corner. Jeeze...... I'm supposed to be plenty healthy so I can go hog hunting Saturday evening!!!! I gotta get that one figured out.

    All kidding aside, I'm extremely thankful for being able to sit here & type this morning. I could've been hurt REALLY badly & all I did was pop out my shoulder. It hurt, but it didn't kill me. Thanks to God.
     
  2. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    wow brother, I'm sure glad your ok. I've broke 3 bones so far riding bikes but never had that happen yet....sounds like I dont want to either. I hope ya get back to 100%, take care-Jim-
     

  3. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    Glad your o.k., sounds like a tough day on the farm. Those 4 wheelers can get you when you least expect it. Hope ya get to go hog hunting but it sounds like you will have to switch to circle hooks for fishing so you won't have to set the hook lol.
     
  4. BLKCLOUD

    BLKCLOUD New Member

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    haha sounds like a typical day to me..you mean to tell me that everybody doesnt go through the hurdles like that everyday??are there actually some people who get up at leisure, go to work, fart around all day doing nothing and then come home drink a few brews and slip off to sleep while watching the news?? Its after dark everyday when i come dragging my wore out butt in..so tired I have to get one of my my kids to pop the top of brew for me..but..hey..we wouldnt change it if we could!!!!!!!!! wink:
     
  5. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    That sounds like a typical day down on the farm. Back when I was growing up we didn't have 3-4 Wheelers ,we had horses and cattle dogs to chase the cows. Some times the poor ol dog would get rolled acrossed the pasture and that usually made them rather mad at the cow. Dog usually won in the end.Good to hear that you didn't get hurt real bad.Take care of that Shoulder and you be good as new in no time.
     
  6. postbeetle

    postbeetle New Member

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    Sorry about your shoulder. Did you get those cows moved yet so they could get bred? You should have halter trained stock cows, LOL.

    As sore as you feel now, you would be amazed at how sore you would be if you could have seen them reduce your luxated shoulder. That looks like something out of Saddamn Husseins torture chamber. Raise sheep, they are easier to handle.
     
  7. jlingle

    jlingle New Member

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    Shoot, I couldn't help but think yesterday while I was chasing those cows.... "a couple of good dogs would do me a lot of good right now!" I would've loved to have had a couple of dogs to sick on them cows. Yep, that crossed my mind for sure.:angry:
     
  8. SHARON FLEMING

    SHARON FLEMING New Member

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    You are so lucky to come out of that with just a dislocated shoulder, it sure could have been worse. Hope you get to felling better soon and back to the farm
    :that_hurt:
     
  9. bootshowl

    bootshowl New Member

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    Well Jerrod, glad ya got one in the freezer fore it happened. I'd take it easy on the hog hunt....maybe use a pistol stead of Ole with the blade, LOL. Lucky ya didn't break yer collor bone. Like ya said, could of been worse. If ya got tattoos, they won't give ya anything for pain. So you were double lucky. What was the wheel hub in the pasture for? Was it an ol Hudson buried upside down?
     
  10. Wil

    Wil New Member

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    glad your ok brother
     
  11. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    Jerrod, ....Cows can be fairly stuborn at times and looks like those three fit the bill, LOL!!!
    I am glad you are alright cause, it could have been alot worse buddy!!!
    Sometimes ya just gotta brush it off and go on.
     
  12. Kat-tamer

    Kat-tamer New Member

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    Ya know this thread makes me wonder what my dad was thinkin! \
    when we had to move the cows grandma would drive the truck behind and it was the job of us girls to stand along the sides of the road and make sure none of them escaped. We were on foot, no dogs, no horse, no 4 wheeler. Just a 10 year old 60lb girl and her 14 year old 65lb sister! Ok, she MIGHT have weighed 85lbs, but not more.

    Makes me have fond memories of the farm when I was little. Kinda miss movin the cows from one place to another. Luckily I never had any problems with the cows, just the show steers. I think I taught grandma a few new words when you have 1200lbs standing on your foot and he refuses to move.:angry:

    Gald ya didn't get hurt worse. Hope the doc fixed it so you don't have any trouble later.
    Just think, people ride those things and break bones all the time, for FUN!!!
     
  13. Redd

    Redd New Member

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    And I bet you wouldn't trade that kinda life for another... which isn't a sarcastic statement. Bodies heal. Sometimes pride does too, but the stories you get from experiencing them will go on like the energizer bunny. Whether you want them to or not. I dump trucks at the farmer's co-op during harvest, and some of those boys have some pretty 'interresting' stories to say the least. Anyway, glad all in all, you were a-ok. Tc.

    -Red