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June has been very rainy here this year. It’s actually been hard to get into the garden because the soil is so wet and I really don’t like walking on it when it’s like that.
A couple of days of sunshine and a bit of wind goes a long way to start drying it out enough.
I have to be out in the garden every minute I can, but we are being bombarded with bugs this year. Is it because it has been so wet?
So bugs and growing weeds are pretty much what I am dealing with here now.
I don’t know, but it does seem to me that the black flies and no see ums are simply awful this year.
Thank goodness they don’t stick around all summer. We hardly have any bugs come August and September, but now is the time I am needed to be outside weeding, thinning, planting and harvesting greens.
I really can’t stand to use bug spray. I find the idea of the repellant well….simply repelling!
Who wants to spray that all over their body?
I use Cider Vinegar and it really works.
I put the cider vinegar on a paper towel and wipe my whole face, back of my neck, ears and hands with it. Then I put it on the brim of my hat and head outside.
I haven’t been bitten since. I smell like a pickle, but I haven’t been bitten.
So give it a try as a natural insect repellant, especially if you have kids. It’s a great alternative to store bought bug sprays.
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