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Sunday, June 26, 2016

National Safety Month

June is designated National Safety Month by the National Safety Council.

Last week was Pollinator Week, unfortunately we ended up with a bee sting :(

Barefoot + clover + bees = Sting!

We got the stinger out right away, applied a plantain leaf poultice, then ice and an essential oil blend.  Still hurt for awhile, but thankfully we don't have any allergies.  So be careful out there, especially if barefooted, watch your step.  Stay Safe!

Read this article to keep mosquitoes, ticks and more away!                                                  

Another way to stay safe, is ALWAYS "Call Before you Dig!"  You can Dial 811 from your phone or in Iowa visit IowaOneCall.com to schedule a utility locate online.  It's FREE and it's the law!

I cut through this old cable TV line last week.  It wasn't marked by the service but I called it in just to be sure.  Had I not called 811 before I started working I would be paying for it, and had it been a live electrical wire I could have lost my life!

A old coworker on the county bridge crew hit a live powerline with boom arm once, and a family member was in the hole when another worker hit the gas line they were working on causing it to explode!  Both survived but had to endure severe injuries and treatments.

ALWAYS use One Call for any excavation you do from trenching to retaining walls, and even planting a tree!  Stay Safe!


For on the farm safety, here is an episode of the "Small Farm SUSTAINABILITY PODCAST" put out by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

So for the rest of this month and always,
be aware of your surroundings and consider your tasks.
Take a moment to consider SAFETY!

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