Sunday, October 27, 2013

Occupational Therapy

This was one of those things I never quite got the gist of....Bill had it every day while he was in rehab, and even some days when he was in the ICU, and it covered everything from brushing teeth to putting wooden pegs in their holes...but here on the farm, we have our own version:

We had a bumper crop of apples this year, so it's apple cider, applesauce, apple jam, apple bread....you get the idea....

Bill is working his fine motor coordination by feeding the apples into the press while I crank.  You can see how much weight he has lost (almost 60 pounds! but here he has gained back about 15) when you compare to his pic several posts ago...

He was happy to be contributing to the flow of things around here, and his cider was part of tonight's dinner, so this is what WE consider occupational therapy....

7 comments:

John R said...

Dear Mel & Bill, I'm so happy to see Bill giving it his all. Hope to see you soon. Love you both... God Bless !!!:)

Tombstone Livestock said...

I bet you can come up with several similar type farm "chores" that will fit into that repetitive physical theraphy routine. Take care, hoping for a speedy recovery.

Araignee said...

It's so good to see him back in action. Being useful goes a long way during the recovery period. I come from a long line of stroke survivors and how the body rights itself over time is nothing short of a miracle.

Spinners End Farm said...

Great work! It is nice to feel productive whilst doing something for yourself I would imagine! It was a good apple year.

Mama Pea said...

I can imagine he savors his ability to feed in every single one of those apples!! (As YOU do!) Looks like he's well on the road to recovery. Hoping any bumps in his progress are small and far between.

Susan said...

Bill looks better already! And I will attest to the manual dexterity needed to feed that hopper - having been the feedee on occasion!

Fiona said...

Not only Therapy for his physical condition but the satisfaction of drinking the cider, mental therapy. Take care the both of you.