Spring is Springing!

Spring is springing all around us. It’s that time of year when a young man’s fancy turns to the garden? The hard work of plowing and tilling the soil can make the young man too tired to “fancy” anything else. You’ll find that after taking your Hemp CBD, playing in the dirt, getting some sun while you exercise and manufacture vitamin D, the winter blues have disappeared.

Your very own organic spring radishes, green onions, lettuce, spinach, etc. will make a souper/ salad and give you the stamina to attain whatever you “fancy.” Isn’t God great? Just when you think you can’t take another gray day, the sun shines, the ground warms, the crocus pop through the snow and spring is right on time.

Here’s a thought! While shopping the other day, I bought a turkey back for $1.20. What, you say, can I do with a turkey back? Make soup, I tell you. Boil the daylights out of that turkey back in about 6 cups of salted, clean water. It’s kinda like a poor man’s bone broth. Add some fresh veggies you may have on hand, or perhaps some leftover veggies, or perhaps some of those garden veggies you’re growing, along with 1/4th cup rice or quinoa, maybe some noodles (or both). Use whatever spices and herbs you like to give it some kick and then yell, “lunch is ready.” You can’t beat that with a stick for good-for-your-pocketbook, good for you and good tasting. You’re welcome!

Another thought “springs” to mind! The other day, I read an article in Mother Earth Living Magazine titled, “TEN HOUSEHOLD USES FOR VODKA” I only knew one and it included an olive. I’ll pass these along in case you have a bottle you don’t know what to do with, ‘cause you decided to drink your orange juice straight.

  • 1.Holiday Cocktail (duh). 2. Freshen clothes: Fill a spray bottle with cheap vodka (duh, again) and spritz it on the garment, concentrating on areas where perspiration collects. Alcohol kills odor-causing bacteria and dries quickly. 3. Eliminate bad breath (?) Steep 3 ounces of cloves, dried peppermint in 8 ounces of vodka for a few days, shaking daily. (I thought you weren’t supposed to shake vodka) Strain out the herbs and you’re left with and effective herbal mouthwash. (Don’t swallow it) 4. Mist a mixture of vodka, vinegar, and tea tree essential oil onto your cell phone, wipe it clean to help kill the collection of germs. 5. As a skin toner, brew an 8 ounce mug of green tea, let it cool, then add 1/4th teaspoon of vodka. Dunk a cotton ball in and swab away—the alcohol tightens skin and the green tea’s catechins soothes it. (of course, if you have any left, why save it?) 6. Homemade perfume. Mix 1/8th teaspoon orange oil, ½ teaspoon bergamot oil and 1/4th teaspoon lavender oil with ½ cup vodka. (No don’t drink it) Pour into a sterilized glass container and let it sit for a week. Spray or splash onto your skin. 7. Perfect pie crust. Substitute a tablespoon of vodka for every 3rd tablespoon of water. This will make your dough moister without making it rubbery. 8. Wipe your glassware with a piece of newsprint dampened with a small amount of vodka. The alcohol kills germs while leaving the glass streak-free. 9. Clean your tile and caulking by spraying plain vodka on it. Let it sit 10 to 15 minutes, then wipe it clean. The alcohol will kill the mold and mildew. 10. Make cut flowers last longer by adding a few drops of vodka and a teaspoon of sugar to the water in your vase. Change out the mixture with fresh ingredients daily. 11. If none of these interest you, try my recommendation. Pour a jigger of vodka over a glass of ice, add a splash of water, pop in two stuffed olives, put your feet up and sip away. This not only kills germs but you won’t really care if it’s spring, summer, fall or winter. No applause please! 

Till next time,