Thursday, October 22, 2009

Slippery slope....


The vegetable gardener has broken the fibula in the ankle. He slipped on the round fruit of the Cocos palms which are planted in one row on a fairly steep slope. This accident was like a chain reaction.
As it happened, Billy brought every day a piece of bread; which we do not like a he eats it and gets fat. We do not feed him bread. The Bandicoots must have brought it into our garden, as Bandicoots do that sort of thing! Anyway he wanted to investigate where the bread comes from. The Vegetable gardener went over the fence to ask our neighbour. She was not at home. While on the other side of the fence he saw a big Bowen Mangotree and thought he has a look if this tree is bearing any fruit this year. Generally Bowen Mangotrees do not bear fruit in our area as it is to wet when they set flower. The flowers are affected by a fungus. As it is a very dry spring this year he was interested to see if this tree would bring some fruit. He did not reach this tree as he slipped on the round fruits of the Cocos Palms. He had to get home on his knees as nobody could hear him calling for help! I do not know how he managed to get over the fence!
If there is a moral to this story, do not go over the fence to see the neighbours Mango trees!
Now, I have to take over the care of the Veggie garden as well, which is not a mean task...for the next six to eight weeks.

6 comments:

Arija said...

I have missed you on the blog scene.
I hope he mends soon and well.
The second moral of the story is, when you get to s certain age, always carry your mobile!

Stephanie said...

Oh I feel sorry for the gardener. I hope he will get well soon. And I hope that the work in the vegetable plot would be easy for you.

Judy said...

Ouch!! Brave man to go over the fence with a broken ankle!!

Delwyn said...

I commiserate with you and the gardener. I am recovering from a broken ankle too, once the boot(or plaster) is off there is much physio to do...and it will continue to swell for months...It is 4 months since I broke mine and it is starting to resemble the other ankle ...

Happy days

diane said...

Ah ha! I found the post. Ouch that must have hurt and then having to crawl home. maybe the moral is to take your mobile when in the garden. Hope he mends soon.

Elfe said...

Hallo liebe Titania

Das tut mir leid, hoffentlich erholt sich der Gemüsegärtner gut. Da hast du jetzt wohl viel zu tun im Frühling mit säen und Pflänzchen setzen.
So schnell ist etwas passiert, wenn man nicht aufpasst.
Heb der Sorg, gäll!
Es liäbs Grüessli
Elfe