Thursday, April 19, 2012

this morning Little britches and I made a kite...

we took it outside...
Rooster approved...
little britches ran around with it...
for a couple of minutes...
then....

he threw it into the dog water....


so I pulled it out...
set it out to dry....

he was then on to another adventure...
all this before 9:00 am...
we have another ripe strawberry...
I'm going to let little britches pick it in the morning...
he's been waiting...



Can you stand a few more butterfly photos???

I'm so enjoying all the butterflies....
not the mosquito's though...
I found a recipe for mosquito repellant...
it's super easy....and it seems to work...
1/3 cup vinegar or apple cidar vinegar
1/3 cup witch hazel or cheap vodka
5 drops citronella or eucalptus essential oil...
put in a spray bottle....
shake it up each time...
very cheap to make...
doesn't have that bad smell of commercial brands...

have you smiled at someone today?
:)

9 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

the kite was cute - while it lasted. :)

SquirrelQueen said...

That is a cute kite, maybe it will fly when it dries out. Looks like you and Little Britches had a busy morning.

We don't have a lot of mosquitoes most summers but I don't like the commercial repellents. I'm going to make a copy of the recipe just in case. Thanks!

Sandra said...

this is a good recipe for me since I am allergic to Off and the other sprays. i use skin so soft from avon in water and keep a spray bottle in my car and one in the garage, but the smell kills me. the little biters really can ruin a fun day outside. they are here to, when we open the door to come in, one of two come with us then delight in buzzing my ears.

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Ohhhhhh, a kite!!!!!!!!

But -grin-, they do love to throw a lot of things, in water, don't they? -giggles-

Thank you for the natural mosquito spray idea!!!!! Mosquitoes love me. I hate the smell/feel of commercial sprays. Oh I so hope this will work for me!!!!! :-)

I'll give the recipe to the "resident pharmacist," and ask him to compound it for me!!! ,-)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Love the butterflies. Little britches can sure keep you busy.
Cute kite! Love the you have strawberries. Enjoy!

Nancy Claeys said...

Lol on the kite -- too cute. :)

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Cute kite, and then off he goes to another project...kids are so much fun!

Poopers AKA 2Ply said...

Kite flying, fun. I need to do that with Kins. I'm going to try that bug spray, I never like spraying the chemical type on Kins.

Carla said...

This morning on the news they were talking about vanilla as being a repellent for mosquitos. I didn't catch the whole report darn it.
Cute kite. Kept little Britches occupied for 10 minutes. LOL