I am going to keep this post short, because my right wrist is in a cast, and I am right handed. Yes, I badly sprained my wrist gardening! The doc thinks I mildly sprained it sometime last spring while digging and then last week raking leaves I picked up a pile of leaves on the rake and went to turn the rake over to dump the leaves into the compost pile and viola! intense pain shot through my wrist, which then proceeded to swell, indicating I had re-sprained it badly. The moral of this story is to those in the world who secretly or not so secretly think gardening is a low-impact, injury-less past time I – and the others who have since told me they too sprained their wrists raking leaves – am proof that gardening is not for the faint of heart, or the weak of wrists. Thank goodness this happened at the very end of the gardening season, because I am cast bound for a month. (The silver lining is someone else is cleaning up the rest of the leaves.) Warning: you all be careful out there in the garden! And write me and tell the tales of your gardening related injuries.