I'm slowly finding some solutions to my eye issues. I've been trying various antihistamines and have found a couple that significantly reduce the tearing and itching. I'm reluctant to take them long term though so not sure if this is a good solution.
hiking55:45  2.73 mi (20:25 / mi) +94m18:27 / mi
A quick hike around the meadow loop with Sandy after several hours feeding sticks, hedge trimmings, and other yard debris through my small wood chipper. It churned out enough mulch to cover the newly dug flower bed.
hiking2:34:13  5.66 mi (27:15 / mi) +460m21:45 / mi
Hill repeats behind Valley Green.
Forgot to start my watch so picks up part way. About an extra mile and a bit more climb. Also, a big tree down across the trail close to the bottom of one the hills so I just turned around there instead of fighting my way over a few extra times.
Many mountain bikers out. Most were quite pleasant and shared the trail; two were obnoxious and we exchanged words.