I have heard some amazing stuff about those oils!!
I'm soooo glad you had such a great trip in spite of some of the "drama"...yay for insulation, Rose!!!
So we did go blueberry picking that day. It was a great time even though I had to drive back home to get some buckets as ds did NOT put any in like he had told me he would. These were for bringing the blueberries home. Then we stopped at We Li-Kit Farm for some high butterfat ice cream and clam cakes. Hey---it was RIGHT across the road!!!! LOL
Some time later, after we had been home for a while, 15 yo dd asked what these black things were on her legs. She had already scratched off several on her thighs. I spent the next several hours dousing teeny weeny baby deer ticks from the kids with melaleuca oil and then "flicking" them off. They were so tiny I couldn't tell where they were attached. If I doused them good with the oil and waited just a bit, then I could take the pointy tweezers I have and kind of "flick" in a few different directions and they would come right out.
My 2 hardest workers...the 15 yo and 14 yo had gotten right in under the high bushes and kneeled and sat in the grass to get the best blueberries. They were covered the most. 22 month old grandson woke up from his nap after the tick pulling session and we found several on him as well. I think the freakiest thing was finding several clustered together. Looked like they were having a feeding group-in! 15 yo dd found 4 more on her the next day!
Another freaky thing was how I had checked the 10 yo over a couple of times, oldest dd checked her over as well and found none. DH and I had a date night that night and when we came back we found out that "all of a sudden" they had found some on her!
We got 21 lbs and I REALLY wanted to go back as they had half of the bushes still with green berries. NO ONE will go with me now!!!!!!
Wife for 28 wonderful years
Mom to 7 treasures--6 at home--ages 21, 19, 16 (girls); 15 and 13 (boys); 11 (girl)
Grandma to 2
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