Tuesday, June 23, 2009


I am so sorry that I have not posted anything in way over a week-well we have been super busy with lambing and then I went and poured boiling water on my arm and ended up in the burn center at Regions hospital in St. Paul. I am doing fine and able to get my chores done- Chuck does have to do almost everything else. The sheep are doing very well, however we did loose one of our lambs during birth. I will give a better up date soon I promise.

5 comments:

Alison said...

Glad to hear you are ok. Bummer about the burn. Heal up fast!

LeAnn said...

I hope your arm heals soon!

And, now a question for you about medical expenses and living a self-sustainable lifestyle. How do you do it? Do you have medical insurance? How do you afford the bills if you don't?

Medical expenses are so out of control, so how does one try to live a self-sustainable lifestyle yet have good medical treatment when needed?

Stonehead said...

I'm glad to see I'm not the only person who's too stubborn to stop working when injured. I hope it heals soon and well as burns can be difficult.

Nia Sopiwnik said...

Let us know if you need anything. I'm glad you are alright.

The Peterson Family said...

Thanks everyone for the well wishes. I am fine and yes I was working almost the moment I came back- I told a nurse friend of mine it was the hospitals fault for letting me out- if they did not want me to do any work they should have put me in lock down.

LeAnn- good question. There are actually farm type organizations that offer group insurance, however we do not have that and actually I have only heard about them in passing so I do not know much and should really look into in. For us last year Chuck got really sick (http://duskwindfarm.blogspot.com/2008/09/back-on-line.html) and we decided to look into getting Minnesota Care. At one point I spoke with someone on the phone and they told me that several of Minnesota's farmers where on some sort of health care help. I have to say we are thankful that this was available to us. Now it is not forever, and Chuck and I have set a out date goal. Before this I think the last time I had insurance was in 2001 when I had a fancy job working at an environmental consultation firm. I am fine not having insurance for the most part but working on a farm I think can be pretty dangerous and we have a child that I am sure will break some bones or crack a tooth or something. Our goal is to be self sustainable but from where we started we know it is not going to happen overnight.