Good(ish) news about Earl ... looks like he's tracking more out to sea and those of us inland shouldn't have any problems (unless he turns back to land suddenly). I did want the rain, though. Ah, well, I guess I shouldn't complain!
Took Dakota to the vet yesterday. He checked her skin pretty thoroughly (she doesn't really have a lot of fur and no undercoat to speak of) and commented on how bad a rash she had -- I asked to look, and she does have little red dots all over under there. How could I have missed that (bad mom)?
He gave her a shot of some kind of steroids -- warning me that it may cause her to have to urinate more. Let me tell you, he wasn't joking! She was up about every 3 - 4 hours last night!!
She also has stronger antihistamines to take twice a day until we get our first hard frost. He checked for mites (I hate skin scrapes... they look like they hurt) and that came back negative. He figures it for environmental (i.e. pollen, etc), but if it doesn't stop after everything dies, he'll want to run allergy tests. Oh boy. Here's hoping they stop by October!
Yesterday afternoon, I went out to pick a tomato to use in our salad at dinner. When I got there, I saw that the butternut squash plants were totally dead. I picked the remaining squash from there, then pulled up the plants and threw them into the woods.
Then I saw our completely worm-ridden broccoli and decided it was stupid to leave it in the garden since I wasn't going to eat any more (all it takes is ONE bad worm experience ... just saying), so I pulled it up and threw the plants in the woods.
A quick glance confirmed that the cucumber plants were also dead -- so I picked the last remaining cucumbers and pulled up THOSE plants. Then DD came out and asked what she could do, so I had her pick all the cabbage, and then peel back leaves until there was no sign of any worm activity (I HATE cabbage moths/worms ... hatehatehate). Next I propped up my summer squash that had fallen over (because I'd missed picking one squash that was now HUGE and must have weighed ten pounds) and then weeded around it.
That made the rest of the area look messy, so I weeded the entire front of the garden. Of course, I still needed the tomato, so I looked for one, munching on cherry tomatoes the entire time.
Nearly two hours after I'd gone to pick one tomato, I went back inside (and showered ... because, hello, 98 degrees yesterday!!).
I really, really didn't have the time to do that, but I couldn't seem to help myself.
Do you have that happen to you? Where you only have the intention of doing one thing, but then get caught up in something else totally different?
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