It's been a long time since we've had flies this bad. Deer flies and horse flies are bad down by the creek, but the houseflies... I have 6 of those very lovely (not so much) fly strips hanging around my house and still have a hard time eating at my kitchen table because the darn things are dive-bombing me. Nasty. We're trying to get things lined around so we can take a short vacation here in a couple weeks. It's so hard to find someone I trust to watch all the critters though. Hoping to be able to slip away to WA/OR for a few days. I'm thinking it would be great to find some "pick your own" orchards- just need to convince the family that's a good idea.