Yesterday I refurbished an old pair of crutches that I found in the garage and after a few experiments, found out that they let me get out and walk with minimal pain. I walked again today, adjusted my technique and can hike almost pain-free. What a relief!
When I reached this point at the end of a huge alfalfa field
and was enjoying the view, I noticed this little fellow almost at my feet. He is staying, for the moment at least, in a 20-ft section of irrigation pipe. Pretty safe place!