Pioneer Woman at Heart
One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!
One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Rain & Allergies
At one point, water was coming up into our garage, but thankfully, the downpour stopped. The rain has already killed much of my squash. There is nothing we can do, so I pick what I can and leave the rest up to God. You can see in my photo, that my lens immediately started to steam up out there. It's so hot and humid the windows on the house are that way too. The humidity before a storm carries a large amount of pollen, so my allergies are bothersome this week. When there are heavy downpours, the pollen is knocked down in size, and I can easily inhale more, thus making myself even more sick. I have to stay inside, and the farm vet is making a house call today. I am praying the humidity and rain gives us a break today.
The effects of pollen are not just on myself either. One dog, Sadie, has been miserable. We have to pick up medication for her today. And yesterday, we noticed that Jasper, one of the cats, is having some of the same issues.
Remember Jesse's (another dog) foot surgery, long time healing, and reappearing soreness? The ending diagnosis was a possible snake bite? Well, a week or so ago, my daughter saw her dog licking at it again. She carefully took a look and pulled a thorn, a little less than 1/2 inch long, from one of the puncture wounds. We are still wondering how the vet missed it, other than he did say the paw is full of nerve endings, and it may have been between two that he could not cut into. Either way, we are watching the other paw for another possible buried thorn.
However, the snakes are everywhere in the pasture, and the same daughter almost stepped on one. With the amount of rain we are getting they are moving up out of the creek and into the pasture. I am hoping, when the goat fence is up, their movements (hooves hitting the ground and making vibrations) will keep the snakes in the creek area.
The rain is effecting the building of the goat fence too. The ground is too wet and when Hubby and daughter put the 9-wire on and tightened, look what happened -
See the bottom of the post in the very back? The ground is so wet, it pulled the post.
Oh, and I have been monitoring the traffic sources to my blog recently. Traffic is highest from a spam referring URL. If it continues, I will be shutting down this blog. From what I read on Google, there is no way to "block" the the referring URL's, and if you do not click on them, they will go away eventually.