Finally. I finished my very own crocheted shawl. I have
wanted one, like Caroline's on Little House on the Prairie, for years. I kind of feel like this is a birthday present to myself. I love it! These take some time to crochet, but I may just add them to my store this fall.
The news folks have been forecasting this year to be the worst allergy season ever. At first I thought it was a gimmick to sell allergy meds more. But, I think they are right.
Pollen is much thicker in the air just before a rain storm, and today (it rained last night), my eyes are watering like a faucet, and my nose too. My throat is scratchy also. I have downed my honey/vinegar mix once already, and hope to add honey to toast to fight this off, and of course I have my Allergy Easer oil to help. They are calling for more storms today too.
Oh, I have to tell you about the raccoons. I don't have a photo, since my 16 year-old filmed it all on her ipod (hilarious to watch, or should I say hilarious to listen too?), but I can at least share.
Hubby got home and saw hay sitting outside the goat barn so he went out to see why. When he walked in, he saw two raccoons in there. My 16 year-old and my son went out to push them out, but the coons went to the old barn, and back again. The chicken coop is in the same barn as the goats now too, but locked up tight at night. So is the food.
A few hours later, that stinkin' raccoon was up at the door, eating the barn cat food. So.....we are back to bringing it in every evening to keep those rotten things away. They typically don't even show their faces until crops are in. Now, the radio is left on in the barn all night too (on a talk radio station).
Oh the things us farm family's have to put up with. . . .