The prospects for my garden lasting on into the fall looked good. My late tomato crop still has blooms and small tomatoes, and the foilage looks great. My okra stalks are tall but still producing. I planted some late crop squash seed in the pier boxes and they are a healthy green and already producing. I had some tomato starts in some five inch peat pots to grow in my yet to be built greenhouse. Pepper plants and cucumbers are enjoying the prospects of fall weather.
Then, last Sunday, I was working on a 12 foot ladder. I had the ladder in a good spot against some T111 siding and was putting in the last little piece for one wall. I reached to move the small strip of siding to the left and put in some deck screws. Well, I must have pulled too hard on the piece of siding. I pulled left, the ladder slid quickly to the right, and I had a quick trip to the ground. Landed on my feet, and thought things were ok until I put pressure on my right foot, and said "OUCH". Broken right leg, sprained left ankle, sore knees and a lot of damage to my pride and ego. I did not feel that the ladder was in an unsafe spot, I just did not work safely.
So, I can only view the garden from a distance, and my wife has to pick the produce. No more weeding, planting, or "babying" my plants, and I just hope the green house is finished before seed start time next year.
Yall be careful out there, ya hear