He is half Braunvieh and half Jersey. I am really hoping that he doesn't contract it. Pink Eye is caused by a bacteria and spread through flies crawling around their eyes and by them rubbing against one another. We keep fly spray and other deterrents around, but this year has been a battle.
We treat Pink Eye with LA200 injections and another antibiotic mixed into their feed. We also clean their eyes and put a salve in it. Needless to say that is easier said than done . We have started treating the whole herd to hopefully put a halt to it spreading any further. Left untreated it can actually cause blindness. I ran into our local Veterinarian at the Post Office last week and he confirmed our treatments and said they have been battling it at their place this year too. We haven't had any around our farm in probaly 15 - 16 yrs. . This sweetie has a little runny eye so he is being watched very closely and receiving some antibiotics to help ward it off. He has become so friendly and demands his feed very loudly every morning! I am sure going to miss him when he goes back out into the pastures.
And I am so excited! I won a giveaway from Carole at My Carolina Home. for her 100th blogpost! A brand spanking new pair of Karen Kay Buckley's 7 1/2" Perfect Scissors! Yall I can honestly say that this is the best pair of scissors that I have ever used!
I wanted to give them a few test runs before I shared with yall. There are a few reasons why "Perfect Scissors" is the perfect name for these jewels! First, my hands pretty much stay sore from farm chores and sewing so much. I love the soft grip handles and they have a large opening to accommodate my tired and sore fingers. So they are super comfortable to use. Secondly, they have a micro serrated edge! I have never used a serrated scissor until these. Awesome! The serrated edge actually grips the fabric and keeps it from sliding away from the scissor blades. I never even realized that fabric did that until I used these and saw and felt the difference! With all my hand sewing it has made accurate cutting a breeze. And thirdly, I LOVE the super sharp points and the fact that these will cut the fabric all the way down to the point of the scissors without any fabric slipping or twisting. I love that accuracy with English paper Piecing and cutting those small 1 inch pieces of fabric! And my favorite thing about using these is that with the serrated edge, there is NO FRAYING of the fabric edges!
I cut 8 layers of fabric just to try them out and they cut through all layers perfectly straight and with no fraying! That is especially great with needle turn applique and English Paper Piecing! Frayed edges drive me crazy sometimes so I am especially happy to eliminate that problem! I completely believe in using the right tool for the job and these really are the "Perfect Scissors"! Plus they come with their very own protector that slips over the blades. Love that! So thank you so much Carole @ From My Carolina Home for this awesome giveaway and thank you Karen kay Buckley for creating these Perfect Scissors. I really have enjoyed using them and look forward to trying the the other sizes that you offer! Also, thank you Carole for your cute handmade card! It is so adorable! And if yall haven't checked out Carole's blog then you should. Carole shares a wealth of information in all types of tutorials. This week there is a tutorial on making a Rayon Challis Three Season Skirt using your blind hem foot. There is also gardening, decorating, recipes and beautiful photography! I am so thankful that Karen of Karen's Quilts, Crows and Cardinals introduced me to Carole's blog after she completed one of Karen's Spring Basket pillows. So thank you ladies! These scissors have definitely found a good home here on the farm. They spend as much time out at the water trough watering cows and working on Lucy blocks as I do. Yesterday I used them to cut out my latest Lucy Boston
Patchwork of the Crosses block. I really wanted a soft scrappy block after those last two bold and bright blocks. And I really love using black in a quilt.
Now to decide on the layout! Decisions, decisions... If you get a chance let me know which option you like best, 1,2,3,or 4??
You can find this block and a few others in my Etsy shop, Featherweight Quilt Company!
I hope that yall have found some time to stitch this week. Between hay fields and battling pink eye I haven't had as much time as I would like, but I did get to do a little Slow Stitching today! So I am linking up with Kathy's Slow Stitchin' Sundays! Check it out yall. There are some really adorable projects being linked up over there!
Also, I would love to give a big warm WELCOME to all my new friends and followers, the latest two being WoolWoman and Lady bug! Welcome to the farm ladies! I hope yall enjoy plowing along with us!
Have fun yall!
"Get yourselves excited and make something! "
And thank you for stopping by!