So, today I learned something new. When removing and pulling hundreds of raspberry canes, it is a good idea to wear long sleeves and long pants. I received a lot of scratches today and that normally doesn't slow me down one bit. It was about nine hours ago that I was pulling canes and this is my arm tonight. It is inflamed, puffy and feels like someone is drizzling salt water on the scratches. I don't know if I have a mild allergy or if this is a normal reaction to a plant that is a known irritant. Regardless, I will wear long sleeves next time!!