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I Hate Wheat Harvest...
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Tis the season.... Wheat harvest is upon me! they have been getting ever closer thru this week and last night the combines were parked next to my house... I have the "double whammy" Celiac disease and a wheat allergy... unfortunately hubby is gone for work this week and I have to go out and feed/water the horses and dogs... needless to say I am completely miserable... I need to go weed the garden and a bunch of other things but other than "must do's" I am confined in the house... the good news is even tho its 100 degrees outside my A/C works this year so at least I am not hot and miserable

End of rant and self pity, back to the basement to play with my quilts

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I hear ya!

I have celiac and a corn allergy. I live across the street from a corn field. I don't like corn harvest season! There is corn everywhere where I live..I can see it for miles.

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Loco, do you wear a mask? Actually, you might be better off with a respirator - the kind painters use. They seal tight to the face and I believe they have a cartridge that filters out even the finest particles. You can probably find one at the hardware store. They aren't THAT expensive, and it would be well worth it.

Good luck.

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ick. I would think that no matter what you do it will be on your skin, clothing, in the air ....not fun at all.

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ick. I would think that no matter what you do it will be on your skin, clothing, in the air ....not fun at all.

coveralls, several pair. I don't know that much about wheat harvesting, but i wouldn't think the point was to crush the grain? If it isnt crushed/ground/milled whatever, how is it a problem?

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If it were just an intolerance it probably wouldn't be a problem, but the OP said she also has a wheat allergy.

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Ah, crappy. :( *hug*

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yeah. That was what I was thinking. Not just the gluten but having the wheat in the air. I would assume it is similar to those with grass allergies who react when the yard is mowed. With that much wheat, I would be shocked to think that at least some gluten would not be in the air. If nothing else, the anxiety of fearing a glutening can be horrible.

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I can't imagine how crappy that this for you. I get sore sinuses, drippy nose, stomach ache and loose stools for a day or so just from sitting at a table with bread close by for the wheat eaters, or if I spend more than a few short moments petting my wheat pellet eating chinchilla followed by thorough hand washing. To be surrounded by wheat fields, especially during harvest would be my idea of a nightmare!

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