There is nothing like a peaceful meal on the back deck, listening to the wind whisper through the trees and the birds serenade you. On the breeze, the haunting scents of lilacs and hyacinths tickle your nose. All is peaceful and calm, tranquil, relaxing.
We try to spend as much time outdoors as humanly possible (it drives me crazy to no end when its thundering and I can’t sit on the porch). We love watching the dogs play in the yard and hearing the frogs croaking in the pond, the birds flitting to the feeder and playing in the bird bath. But we hate when bugs, like flies, ruin a good meal by trying to land on us and the food all the time and we spend half the meal waving them away and “smacking” one another’s heads to get them off (There was one there, honest!)
So to keep our neighbors from thinking we are any more crazy than they already do we decided to see what could be done naturally to rid ourselves of these pesky critters’ (yes I realize that my writing teacher just winced at that word) but she’s not being swarmed by flies (by the way God, can we have a little chat about why you created flies?) so here we go:
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- Citronella Grass
- Bay Leaf
- Lemon Balm
- Lemon Balm
These are all natural, and serve multiple uses including cooking with them. Which is awesome for around where we grill!