I'm sure there are some folks out there wondering why we are not wearing our wedding rings. Let me reassure everyone that our marriage is good, all is well here on the farm, but the farm is the reason we often leave our rings in the house. Probably the biggest injury to farmers is the loss of fingers, and the reason is that a ring can get caught on several pieces of farm equipment, nails, screws, hooks or while we are climbing up/down something.
My Grandpa Bill lost part of his ring finger. His wedding ring got caught while climbing around on a grain wagon. TG has had a close call or two as well. While helping TG put a box of bailing wire (one box weighs about 100 pounds) from the store cart to the truck bed, I almost smashed my finger, and the ring I had on my finger didn't help matters; it made a nice cut on my finger where it was pushed into the skin. It's also not so pleasant to take an old toothbrush to your rings to scrub out organic material.
Nope, they were not on my finger here either! Whew!
So if you see me out and about without my rings, never fear! They are at home, safely placed for when I am out working around our farm.