The unfortunate blender incident








We had a mostly – mostly! – amazing weekend. Shearing sheep, cooking sap, visiting with friends, soaking up some sun, and planning our many projects for spring.

The stuff this little farm dream was built around.

However there was also an unfortunate decision I made involving my left hand and a submersible blender that landed me in the emergency room on Saturday night for some glue stitches.

Thanks to this regrettable bumping-of-the-button-while-freeing-the-jammed-blades I am unable to type (or knit, or cook, or… you get the idea) for at least a few days. (Or if I'm honest with myself, it's more likely a few weeks.)

Damn you, botched caramel sauce!

But mostly darn you, poor judgement.


That being said I'm thankful to have all my digits still, and it certainly could have been so, so much worse.

But I think I'll take a bit of quiet time this week to heal up and rest this gnarly finger.

Hoping soon to be able to type again with both hands.

Because this. is. torturously. slow.

In case you missed it, I did post Heal Eczema Step 4 on Friday afternoon. I hope it is helpful for you!



27 thoughts on “The unfortunate blender incident

  1. Kris says:

    Oh no, that’s awful! Hoping for a quick and thorough healing. Peace to you as you wait and heal, and hopefully enjoy things in a new way, from a new perspective, as you break from typing and other activities with that hand.

    Beautiful photos, as always.

  2. Olga says:

    So sorry to hear about the accident! I wish you swift and thorough healing and hope this never happens again. It is very hard to not be well, when you have a family and farm to take care of… Be well!

  3. Kristen says:

    I, too, had an immersion blender incident that involved an ambulance to get me to the hospital with the blade lodged through my left thumb nail. When my husband arrived the doctor looked at him and said, “So. You handy? Because I have no idea how to get this off her finger.” They called hospital maintenance who came up with some tools and my HUSBAND used some major metal snips to cut around the outside, you know the part that encircles the blade? Then the doctor could remove it and stitch me up. I will never forget overhearing the nurses outside writing up a report and asking, “How do you spell ‘immersion’ blender?”

    Wonder if it was the same brand?

    I still cringe when I use my new one and hear that sound. But I don’t even have a scar.

    Hope you heal quickly. Use the time to give yourself a little break.

  4. Angie says:

    Holy smokes that is a bit scary!! Glad to hear you only ended up with glued stitches. May you take advantage of this “rest” time that you’ve been given. The sheep look so happy and free – I feel the same having finally taken off my long underwear 🙂

  5. Ashley W says:

    I did the same thing involving my pointer finger on my left hand– On my birthday no less! Speedy healing. 🙂

  6. Suzy says:

    Oh my! I did something similar while canning carrots. Only mine was with a mandolin, and my right pinkie suffered the most with seven stitches. Amazing how much one uses a pinkie and never realizes it until its hurt. I am glad you have all your fingers! I hope the pain is not too bad, and remember if necessary alcohol is medicinal! Lol!

  7. Knitting Mole says:

    Thank goodness you’re ok!! That headline scared the crap out of me (both for your family’s health and keeping down my lunch). I hope its a speedy recovery!

  8. Rachel Wolf says:

    I gave my mandolin away (fortunately perhaps). I’m feeling the same way abt. my hand. Who knew I used my left so much! And yes. There has been brandy… 🙂

  9. Emily says:

    Ouch! But all else looks so awesome…your pictures are making me ache for our future farm home( Come on house…sell!)

  10. Karen C says:

    Rachel, I hope your finger heals for you. Wishing you courage and comfort – and a one-handed craft! – for the next little while.

  11. Kristen says:

    Not to mention it happened 15 minutes before the school bus arrived and my husband was already at work. The kids were calm and amazing. I (and you!) are so lucky no permanent damage was done. Wishing you a peaceful recovery!

  12. Miriam says:

    Oh I am soo sorry for you and your finger, but I’m soo happy that it wasn’t worse! May you have a quick recovery. Take it easy.

  13. Suzy says:

    Yes, our mandolin found its way to the trash after this incident. My son is starting to cook and I did not want him having a similar accident! Glad the brandy is handy. Hope you are feeling better soon.

  14. Megan says:

    Oh my gosh that must have been incredibly painful! I’m actually neurotic enough to unplug my food processor every single time the button is not in use. Every time. I am terrified of such an injury. I wish you lots of healing and calm. No responding, no working. Not until you are healed.

  15. Jörg Amsel says:

    Hey Rachel,

    I hope you are feeling well again. Hate to hear that you are not feeling good at all and with this accident damn…

    Best wishes from germany to you

    Cya soon Jörg

Leave a Reply