Well hello my fine Fauna friends.
This is to tell you work on utilising HawThorns,
as a treatment for my big toe issues was commenced.
In that it has moved from theory to practice. The only Hawthorn,
within bicycling distance was sniffed out. Couldn't find it at first.
Mister Hawthorn had somehow moved one tree down and
grown considerably since seen last. Three thorns were harvested.
Being a thoughtful fellow the means to cut off live thorns were left,
at home so as to stop them from rusting.🙄 Three dried thorns on,
a seasoned branch got the snapping digits treatment.
A bench in plain view so privacy could be had was occupied.
Of course a lovely runner came by trailing two hounds. She was more interested,
in herself than moi-méme so the situation didn't bother me too much.
Though I question the Lady joggers priorities her disdain for my magnificence,
was somehow overlooked. I suspect she had trouble seeing properly.😉
So shoe off and sock stripped the offending member was examined.
There appeared to be something between slough and blisters right at the first joint,
my primary puncture point. Being a fastidious fellow the loose skin was cleanly rubbed away.
Yes perhaps an alcohol wipe should have been wiped across but that was safe at home as well.😆
The first thorn was stripped from the branch. A little get in the mood meditation was practiced.
My mantra was,(Do not scream like a politician with a paycut.)😣 It was decided,
that a perpendicular puncture would be the best move.🤔 Slowly the thorn approached.
Quickly the toe retreated.😶 Mercilessly the pointed piece suddenly big enough,
to end Vlad' the impaler's days descended and got hammered home 5/64ths of an inch.
No great ouch factor as it was done in stages to prolong the agony.🙄
The middle stage being to waggle it around to make the hole bigger.🤐
All in all it took about a minute minute.🤔
Tip broken off so no animal could get impaled the thorn was discarded.
On to the next segment which was the side of the joint. Fresh hypodermic,
in hand it was decided to pierce at a slight ergonomic angle.🤔 No audible signs,
of pain at all and if there were my screams would have drowned them out. 🤗
Thicker skin there so an extra 64th got the measure.🤔
Same safe disposal method employed the third thorn leapt to hand.
This time the base of the pad on the bottom of the toe nearest to the joint got the eye.
Loose skin there as well. Now I sweat a lot especially when exercising so,
looseness is being treated as an anomaly for the now. Almost the same angle as,
the second dig sight was scientifically acquired.🤔 No pain there either darn it.🙄
Socks and shoes put on the course of treatment was completed by,
getting back on the bike to get corporal fluids moving. This experiment,
will get repeated three times. Always with dried thorns growing close to the last ones.
Pictures should have been taken and will be next time.
This in case of success. If you do not hear from me soon just wait longer.😉
Quest for Fire