My optometrist daughter practicing in the slums of Tegucigalpa, Honduras related this story to me while here last week.
She had a 5 year old patient with a constant eye irritation. Valerie couldn't find anything until suddenly, from out the inside corner of the little girl's eyeball, a round worm appeared! Valerie couldn't extract it, so she sent her to the hospital.
A week later, the girl returned. The hospital still hadn't gotten it! By luck, the little bugger popped his head out and Valerie snatched it. Two inches long. Now that's gross.
On a more pleasant note, we're getting a warm-up acoming. I just saw a small flock of robins. And yesterday, the sandhill cranes were flying south overhead.
I'm still harvesting greens--kale, chard, Brussels sprouts, lettuce. Plus I have whole tomato vines in my basement pulled from the garden before the freezes came. Tomatoes ripen slowly. They don't taste as good, but I don't mind.
Okay, I'm off for day 2 of wood cutting at the golf course. It's still too cold to play golf, but good for chain saw work.