Last year I made a huge attempt at gardening but ended up with very little. Come to find out I was doing a lot wrong.lol Well that and we had temperatures topping 120 degrees here in West Texas so very little had a chance to survive. With a new fence up that will help provide some shade and a rain barrel taking the water from my washing machine out to the garden I am starting to see a good ending. I also turned to one of the best gardeners I know, my friend over at My Side of Life, for help on what to plant where, when, how, why lol oh she has answered so many questions for me and pointed me in the right direction. This year I am going to have a nice 16 foot by 20 foot garden with all of our family favorites! Here is what I have now and hopefully I'll break through this flu soon and be able to get out and finish it.
We all love summer but as the weather gets warmer the flies get worse and worse. We have a bush out front of our house that I swear just attracts every fly in town! I wanted to get rid of them but I didn't want to kill all the wonderful butterflies it also attracts. So I went about finding a new way to kill them all. I had some empty Tazo tea bottles I simply poked a pen sized whole in the top, added 1/2 cup of water, 1 tablespoon of sugar, 1 tablespoon of dish soap, and 1 tablespoon of syrup.Now I do find that these work better if you place them in the sun :O) If you want to use a bigger container simply multiply the ingredients. Make sure your hole is only about the size of a pen cap! Then they can't seem to get back out.lol