Jun 16, 2015

Make Your Own Rose Water

Absolutely love this time of the year....Especially when the roses are blooming.... The fragrance can take any problem away....spending time near these beautiful plants is therapeutic...Maybe that's why the girls take their dust baths underneath them...Nature is medicinal... We should never take it for granted & fight to preserve it...
We can preserve it for when the long winter months arrive again....  That is what I have been doing...taking my colander & walking around gathering rose petals as well rose buds to dry...nice in a tub...

So after you gather them, dig out some nice jars or bottles.....then add...

 3 Parts of Witch Hazel or Vodka
1 Part distilled water'
Rose petals  (the more fragrant the better)

Mix & set in a cool dry place for at least 3 weeks.
Strain & add back to your bottles or an atomizer 
if you used Vodka to spritz on after a bath...

I did both versions....Next year I am going to try the steam distillation method ...
Enjoy!!


Jun 12, 2015

DIY Friday - The Insect Hotel

My project for this weekend....an Insect Hotel...I have been collecting all kinds of things from hay to bamboo to twigs...Tomorrow the Hubby is going to find me some boards to make the frame,,,, The more I find out what is happening to bees & insects of all kinds the more we should be working to protect them....Corporations like Monsanto are poisoning them with the horrendous amounts of pesticides that they saturate their food crops with...We should be following other countries in banning the Monsanto Corporation from ever growing the mutations they call food... Anything that you can do to provide a place for insects to thrive benefit not only them but your plants, gardens & Nature at large... The hotels can 
be anything from the simplest of  things.... 





to the most elaborate....
I will post my hotel when its finished...


Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, 
committed citizens can change the world; 
indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead


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