When I was a teenager, Dad would wake us kids at 4 am (it seemed like that's what time it was) and drop us off in the corn field to pull velvet leaf. He would leave us with... "One plant produces a hundred seeds." Around eleven, when it started to get hot, he would come get us. I always grumbled that if I ever had kids I would never do that to them. Well, now I'm older and I wish I had kids, because they would be pulling weeds and I would tell them 'it builds character.' Instead, I still spend my summers plucking weeds out one by one and wondering how many millions of plants there would be if it wasn't for my endeavors. I have been very busy this summer, where it seems the thistle is especially prolific. I have a one two punch plan. First I will pull them all, then when they start to reappear, I will nail them with weed killer. I've tried one or the other in the past, but this year it is both.
After all these days pulling weeds and nights drinking wine on the porch going through Pinterest, I decided to have a spa day. I have always been too cheap to buy beauty products, but I'm getting older and starting to look it. I decided to give this homemade beauty stuff a try. Rule number one, if I didn't have it I wasn't going to buy it. Well, wow. It is amazing what you can make with stuff in your kitchen. I made two different types of face cleansing masks, a honey/olive oil hair conditioner, lemon sugar body scrub, a lemon face toner (No idea what that does, but is smells good), and a lemon/chamomile hair spray conditioner. If you look closely I also made a rhubarb sauce, but that is for eating. I also didn't find that on Pinterest, I just made it up. I will post all of these recipes on a new recipes page, once I figure out how to do that. I did use everything I made. Probably wasn't meant to be used all at once, but after all it was Spa Day. I came out smelling like honey, lemons, and olive oil.
Oh, did I mention I made homemade ice cream and apple pie? I mean if you are going to spoil yourself let's do it right. I also found out the rhubarb sauce tastes wonderful on ice cream and in lemonade. To heck with spa day let's make it a week and forget about pulling weeds. Oh, that's right, "One weed produces a hundred seeds." Well, at least now while out there in the hot sun, my skin is soft. My hair is fixed perfect and have a full belly. Look out weeds here I come.