Whew!! They say we could get anywhere from 1 to 8 inches of snow and ice today. Sounds to me like they aren't sure WHAT we're going to get!! I've known for the last 24 hours that there was going to be a change because of my head. It's been popping and crashing inside my brain and that's a sure sign the weather is changing again. The pain is not debilitating so it's not a total change of weather but it's definitely telling me something's about to happen!! Oh well, I'm as prepared as much as I know how to be. Being prepared - that's something everyone should try and accomplish in their lives. Of course, that's just my opinion. Ever notice that when a big forecast on weather flashes that everyone strips the store shelves bare? I mean, really? Are we truly that unprepared? I'm not talking over the top here, just the basic preparedness. Do you not store a little excess for a "rainy day", as my Mom and Dad used to call it? How long could you go if something really disastrous happened? Do you have water, food, a source of heat? If you just had those 3, I would feel a lot better for you!! Ah, and there's so much more if you really think about it! Anyway, I don't want to talk you to death about being prepared. That is a choice you need to make yourself; but I'm sure you've all been told the old fable of The Grasshopper and the Ant, right?
On January 30 of this year I started a batch of Orange Peel Cleaner. I've been reading on the Fresh Eggs Daily blog about chickens, since I am going to begin raising chickens in March. She had a recipe that caught my eye and sounded plausible. I know white vinegar is a good cleanser and a natural disinfectant, oranges are also nice smelling, and orange oil is a natural insect repellent and proven solvent, cinnamon oil kills mosquito larvae, while vanilla bean repels flies, mosquitoes and other insects so I thought, "Why not try it!" Supposedly you can use it as a spray after you strain it and also use it like a regular cleaner by pouring some in a bucket of water. It's all natural and not only usable in the chicken coop for cleaning but is supposed to be great in your kitchen as well. I'm kind of turned on!!! Anyway, it takes about 4 weeks and then I can use it. I shake it several times a day (just because) and it's already smelling pretty doggone good!! I'll put the recipe on my Recipes Page and when I try it I'll let you know if it really is as good as they say!
My name is Nina. Southern Indiana has been my home since 1952. I've been a legal secretary most of my adult life and for my leisure time I enjoy everything connected to the world of herbs and cooking is almost like a "fever". I am also quite opinionated but try not to push my opinions on others. My family is grown and I'm left with a wonderful hubby sharing life with me. I'd guess you'd say my passion is living that life to the fullest.