As many of you may have already heard, our fearless leader, Seth, broke his lower leg and ankle over Rockygrass weekend at the end of July. In a valiant effort to lay out the family tarp for a day of music festival fun he tripped and fell back onto a twisted ankle. Knowing his situation was bad, he called out for help. Dedicated to the task at hand, before he addressed his injury, he asked the folks who came to his aid to spread out the tarp on his behalf. After transport via ambulance to a Boulder hospital, with an ankle specialist on call, it became clear that Seth had sustained a complex series of breaks in his lower right leg and ankle. 7 hours of surgery, a rod, 3 plates and many screws and stiches later he was back together again. He’s been resting since, spending time between a recliner and bed with his leg elevated. Though uncomfortable, the pain has been manageable and Seth is in good spirits.
Though we weren’t expecting to finish the season out with a broken Seth, we have so much to be grateful for as a result. Fortunately, Seth is persistent and continues to manage the farm from his recliner. Our awesome farm crew is meeting the new challenges with grace and enthusiasm. We are so grateful for their commitment to keep the farm thriving. We are also feeling all the love and support of this wonderful community. Your calls and emails expressing concern and caring, gifts of food and funds, and volunteering of time to bring in the harvest have provided relief and renewal in what could otherwise be a very stressful experience. Thank you all so much for your caring and concern. We truly feel held up by this sweet community.