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I know a crunchy oil purveyor who sells pepper oil and you put just a drop on your tongue when you want to smoke. It reminds me of how in the past people who wanted to change a thought process would break open an ammonia capsule and smell it. Kind of like associating something "bad" with a "bad" thought or behavior. I won't go in to details because this isn't the right place for it but I will say in my work experience it appeared to be highly effective. I have tried a particular brand of the pepper oil and it tastes hot and awful at the same time. I pray that you got something a little more palatable for your purposes, you kombucha fiend, you.
Haha! So was the Pepper oil as bad as what you witnessed with the ammonia capsules? Ewww. So I am not ingesting it, just inhaling it. Not sure I would like it on my tongue. I like pepper on food but that’s different. Did you try that this quit? If you still have it maybe try putting some on a cotton ball or a tissue and smelling it? I also don’t get in right under my nose. They used to sell these essential oil inhalers at our Crunchy stores, but I’ve looked at 3 and can’t find them anymore. Still available online but this little bottle daughter put it in for me is cute and works. Definitely takes the mind off of cigarettes.
Maybe I wrote this to you in the other spot, but that Kombucha that Peggy likes is really good Tiny and doesn’t taste like fruit sauerkraut. To me anyway. It’s the Kevita one in a brown bottle, Tart Cherry. Also, next time you are at your Crunchy store maybe see if they have Jun Kombucha. Just a plain one and I think you might like that if you like honey. The honey taste is most prominent. There is one out of Leavenworth, WA called “Huney Jun” that has me totally hooked though mine is turning out quite nice and much cheaper. And the Jun Scoby is so pretty! Want a picture?? Lol!
Hola...ok that crow story is children’s book material...seriously, for sure!! Nothing like an animal friend and a wild animal even better!!! Who would have ever thought a crow had the brain capacity to bring you that mouse!! Yes, true cats do, but birds? That is just too cool, crows can get huge here....there too??
You dug out all the grass in the yard?. Eeeek....why? I remember the poppies...did you want to plant the whole yard in perennials? Sounds like a magical house.
Yes I remember the apothecarist in that movie....I think it was that movie. Sometimes they are depicted as witches in the movies of the Middle Ages which was so weird because they were coming up with natural remedies...forerunners of our damaging pharms!!! I’m not real versed in it but I do enjoy treating the pool! Does that count? That’s as mad scientist as I get!! Lol. Then there is you..Kombucha Apothecarist!!, Lol
Glad you liked the Tart Cherry!! How cool daughter brought you some! It is in a class all it’s own for sure. I love cherries tho...amazing...the golden ones....fabulous!! I can’t wait to see how your new cherry blend turns out!! Yum yum. I am going to reward myself for getting thru this 109 degree day with some.
My neighbor texted and he said his dad heard my septic alarm going off!! I didn’t even know what that was! So the Internet said not to use water til they can come out. Fun fun. Maybe Tiny knows about this??? Septic stuff? So am using my red neck ice cubes which are only water now ......lol. Grateful the air is working. Hooray.
I admit I've never heard of an alarm but I imagine it's a sewer gas/ventilation sort of gig. Most everyone in my city has a septic tank and a leech field. I think most people have old septic they get pumped every so many years, not new fancy stuff. Gross. Although how ingenious to put an alarm on it?!?!?
Lol...well I‘m glad you liked hearing about my crow friend. He was pretty special. I felt a bit guilty about feeding him, but know better than to think a Crow will get dependent on a human. They are much wiser than that! They are such survivalists really. I mean seriously...anything that eats carrion on a daily basis has to be, right? I kept wondering if he found it dead and thought it a trade for the cat food? Who knows. Daughter got a kick out of him as did Pat. For a long time they’d ask “is that your buddy?” Daughter used to call them “Black Eagles”, so yes, they get pretty big here. We have Ravens too. Nice.
Yeah..humans are funny the way we get so threatened by things that escape our understanding. Mixing of herbs and seeds and flowers and bark and you name it has been around way longer than Westernized medicine. I don’t knock Western medicine the way some do, but I don’t exalt it as the sole healing answer for everything and everyone either. Probably shouldn’t start on that train as it is a very long thought train with many cars and not a caboose in sight, haha! My summary is an integrated approach to things is probably the best treatment for most things.
109?!?! Ugh ugh ugh! And no turning in the water??? Thank goodness for those ice cubes of yours! Fixed yet? And yes...a septic tank alarm is a grand idea! I knew they existed for sump pumps but not septic tanks. Grass is always greenest over the septic field! Hmmm. How analogous with so many things, yes? Haha! Speaking of...I have not had grass in my yard since the first summer I lived here. All Manzanita, Eucalyptus, and a huge variety of perennials and...wait for it...yes, an Agave! Soon to be another Agave next week! Have not put a drop of water on my front yard for 3 summers now. All xerascaped. And gorgeous. And brimming with bees and other pollinators and bunnies and all kinds of stuff. Way back in this thread I wrote about my disdain for grass so won’t boringly repeat it here, it is a post or two after the poppy picture. Yes, grass is nothing more than environmental waste. An aesthetic illusion of a healthy yard. Nothing healthy or productive about it. And...not a natural thing at all. Ok...I’ll stop.
So I love the idea of the weights in the water!! I’m not good enough with Physics or whatever area of science has to do with figuring this out, but does the water make the weight heavier or lighter to move? You have a whole gym in that pool! Way cool.
Well Peggy...I hope you get your septic fixed soon. Does Burdock grow there? Haha! Nature’s TP. Just make sure you watch out for the Tarantula and any Copperheads before you squat! Lol! Oh my. I’m so sorry you have to deal with that. At least you live in some privacy! And I know you know what poison ivy and oak look like too....
Big hugs my friend!! Almost all dark here now at 8:29. Nice for walks but not looking forward to the Winter at all this year....
Lol....thanks Tiny. Was just curious cos you were in the mountains..well kinda..Yes I suppose it is ingenious! I had just never heard of it or heard it after 25 years here!
Have the best smoke free evening!!,
Ha black eagles.....too cute. Ravens sound cool like the poem. We have vultures. Tab loves running after them. They are pretty smart too. They will swoop back and forth and she runs and barks and has a grand time. I really think she thinks they are her friends. They have been gone lately and no kidding it depresses her!! When they come back she can chase them again. She will just smile and bark. Such a happy carefree girl! Jackson gets in on it too. Adorable!! These 2 are not adventurous at all. Took the tractor up to the barn and mowed some this AM and have to hike back...it’s a few acres away from the house and I call them and those bums stay up at the house. So weird. She will finally come down when I come into view. None of my other dogs were ever like that. It’s funny. Really am blessed because it is a lot of trouble when they go on adventures getting them home sometimes.
Yes we have gone from triple digits to monsoon in the 70’s. Very unusual. I feel like I am snowed in!!! Which I kinda love but only one bottle of tart cherry....boohoo.
So it is the consensus of Larry at Aardvark Septic Services and others that the septic alarm was prob triggered by our power outages but I am taking it as a cue to get it pumped. So have been using water and the tribe was here today so it’s all good for now.
Your yard sounds fab! I love your new baby agaves and yes...wud be too cool to see them grown someday!!! That’s a bummer you walked for 3 hrs and never found that one! Grrrrr.....I actually think some of the artificial green grass looks pretty realistic...if I had a small area or courtyard I would use it.
I have gotten poison ivy so many times I don’t get bad cases of it anymore. Yes we have Burdock which they call Bow dark here...lol or 100 year fencepost wood. Man those thorns are as long as my hand!, But they do have a nice yellow fall color if you catch them just at the right time.
I hear ya about Winter...swimming has been my meditative posture and I will desperately miss it until the following April.... In my dreams if I built again I would have a swim spa room!!,!
I believe the weights feel like less weight in the pool. It keeps you cooler but am really not getting the same burn as out of water. I do think it still helps strengthen and keep the bones healthy. I have to haul so much I want to stay as strong as I can for as long as I can. Right??? I think we all feel that way.
Glad you have no temp. I know you have to work so take it easy...your wanting to be lazy may also be a signal for rest...
Have a divine smoke free evening!!”
I have slowly been replacing the grass in my front yard with shrubs and flowers. I think it's silly to water grass just to mow it. It's rough sometimes, though, because the deer, rabbits and voles like to nibble. My hydrangea is suffering this year. Most everything else is ok, though. Nothing is deer resistant, they pick and choose from year to year. Desperation is motivation to chomp.