As you can imagine, the horses HATE these things. They light on them and immediately the girls are aware of them. They swish their tails and use their hindlegs to get them off their bellies. I spray the girls with repellent and that helps for awhile, but it wears off. It seems the very best deterent is the fans we have in the stalls. The flies don't seem to like the air movement and don't hang around long inside the stalls. On the outside of the barn you can often see them just landed, not doing much of anything at all except looking icky!! I squish them. They bite (well, the females do) and I just don't see the point of letting them hang around to bite the horses or me.
So happy tomorrow is Friday. The kids will be here for the weekend. We do have some rain expected tomorrow (80%), but we need it so badly I am not complaining. Not that I would. I love the rain. But we had talked about going canoeing while the kids are here and a thunderstorm would mean that wouldn't happen. So I am praying for a good rain shower tomorrow and then clear skies on Saturday and Sunday.
Well that's it for this post. I think I managed to crochet about 20 stitches last night on the special order blanket before I had to call it quits and head to bed. I doubt I will get much crocheting done with the kids here.
Hope you all are having a marvelous Thursday!