I think this doberdork has fallen in love with me :)

This year is going to be really bad with bugs and ticks.  My father said he already pulled off like 3 of them.

and I have already gotten clobbered with chiggers all over my legs and stomach...
that will teach me from rolling in the clover with my dogs...  But, they do love when I play with them.

I need to get my garden planted.. in a serious way.. it's plowed.. just not cut up enough to plant yet.. :/  I might work on that tonight..
I do have a mess of laundry to catch up on from the weekend trip.
Also speaking of weekends... this weekend starts our rodeo crap back up.
we have a one day competition this weekend..
I'm not that excited.. but, Maybe I will be when I get there :)

Here is a little recipe  for Tick-Repelling Oil
I stole this from a Farmgirl friend..

Tick-Repelling Oil

(for adults, dogs, and children older than 5 - otherwise they recommend using a gentle rose geranium hydrosol)
2 oz. jojoba oil
20 drops geranium essential oil
10 drops lavender essential oil
Combine all ingredients, place in small bottle and label. To use: Before going outdoors, apply this oil to any exposed skin. For dogs, place a few drops on your hands and then gently smooth the oil over the coat. If you prefer spray, substitute 2 oz. of distilled water for the jojoba oil, and place all ingredients in a small spray bottle. Spritz over your hair, clothing and skin. Repeat as necessary. (From The Herb Quarterly Magazine, Summer 2009).


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