Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Crystal Lake in May

I heard on the news last month that the bugs were going to be bad this year. I believe it now! We went up to Crystal Lake this past weekend and the mosquitos were awful! They have never been this bad.
We kept a tiny campfire going; enough to make a bit of smoke. The smoke keeps them away.

I also had my bug oil that I made last year. It works like a charm. It's a recipe that I got from a book written by Juliette de Bairacli Levy; one of my fav herbalists. Wormwood, rue and rosemary are steeped in olive oil. I add some rosemary essential oil to the finished oil. It's great for your skin. I even put it on my face. I love it. The bugs hate it.

I was saddened to hear that Juliette passed away last Thursday, the 28th of May. She was 95 years old. Her herb books were some of the first ones that I read. I brought one of my books with me to read and reflect on everything that I learned from her. What an awesome woman!

We did a bit more work on the driveway. I think pretty soon, my Bambi Airstream will be able to wind it's way down the drive. No, I don't own one yet. Soon come~
Until next time.....


Lisa's RetroStyle said...

We've all gotta have dreams! I like the sounds of yours...love airstreams:)

Our mosquitos have been bad here too. I don't suppose you sell your bug oil do you? I'd certainly be interested in buying some:}

Katie said...

I don't sell it, but would be happy to pass the recipe along to you. It's easy to make. Just convo me on Etsy.


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