Farm Fresh Tuesdays #12 and Getting Rid of Mosquitoes!

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Welcome to Farm Fresh Tuesdays

Whether you are here to read some fun posts or share your talent with us, I’m so happy to have you join our party! I hope you find some farm fresh inspiration from the hop and my post about getting rid of mosquitoes. 🙂

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Get Rid of Those Pesky Mosquitoes!

We had a ton of rain in our neck of the woods this spring and all that moisture has created a bigger mosquito problem this year than normal. So when I discovered that a body spray I created to help cool down in the heat also repels these little bloodsuckers I was super excited to share the recipe with you again!

If you try this body spray recipe as a mosquito repellant, please leave a comment and let me know how it worked for you! Note: You’ll need to reapply the spray often if you are sweating because the sweat washes the essential oils away and then the mosquitoes will start circling for the kill again!

In addition, make sure you don’t have small pools of stagnant water where mosquitoes can lay their eggs and keep the tall grass and weeds trimmed so they don’t have hiding places. Please don’t use the bug zappers because they kill more good bugs than bad bugs. Encourage bats and birds to eat the pests instead!

PS: Did you know that I have another homesteading website? You can read my post Cooling Eucalyptus Mint Body Spray (the body spray that also repels mosquitoes!) on The New Homesteader’s Almanac. I hope you enjoy my posts on sustainable homesteading projects on that site too!

Are you having a problem with mosquitoes this summer? How do you keep them at bay and still get your homesteading projects done? Share your tips in the comments!


Okay…back to the blog hop!

Featured Posts!

It’s always tough for me to pick just a few posts to feature each week…I enjoy all of the posts shared! If you haven’t been featured, check to make sure you have a link back to one of the Farm Fresh Hosts in your post, sidebar, or on a blog hop page!

Farm Fresh Features!

Improve Your Garden Soil by Original Homesteading
Composting in a Plastic Barrel by Powell River Books Blog

Be sure to check each of the hosts’ Farm Fresh Tuesdays posts to see if you were featured! We each choose our own features…don’t miss the chance to strut your stuff if you were featured by one of us!

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Our Farm Fresh Tuesdays Hosts!


Shelle from Rockin W Homestead


Tamara from The Reid Homestead


AnnMarie from 15 Acre Homestead


And Lisa from The Self Sufficient HomeAcre – That’s Me!


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  • Share your homesteading, homemaking, recipes, sustainable and green living ideas, DIY, healthy living, and self-reliance posts are all welcome. Share up to 4 family-friendly posts.
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Lisa Lombardo

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Lisa writes in-depth articles about gardening and homesteading topics. She grew up on a farm and has continued learning about horticulture, animal husbandry, and home food preservation ever since. She has earned an Associate of Applied Science in Horticulture and a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She is a self proclaimed gardening freak and crazy chicken lady.

In addition to writing for her own websites, Lisa has contributed articles to The Prepper Project and Homestead.org.

The author lives outside of Chicago with her husband, son, 2 dogs, 1 cat, and a variety of poultry.
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About Lisa Lombardo

Lisa writes in-depth articles about gardening and homesteading topics. She grew up on a farm and has continued learning about horticulture, animal husbandry, and home food preservation ever since. She has earned an Associate of Applied Science in Horticulture and a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She is a self proclaimed gardening freak and crazy chicken lady. In addition to writing for her own websites, Lisa has contributed articles to The Prepper Project and Homestead.org. The author lives outside of Chicago with her husband, son, 2 dogs, 1 cat, and a variety of poultry.

25 comments on “Farm Fresh Tuesdays #12 and Getting Rid of Mosquitoes!

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  2. Laurie

    Hello!
    My head is spinning as I scan through all of the great ideas and inspirations! I got a day behind so am just visiting today!

    Thank you again for sharing the Sinshine Blogger Nomination! I’m so glad to see you with it, and happy that you’ve spread the cheer!

    Blessings!
    Laurie

    Reply
    1. Lisa Lombardo Post author

      Hi Laurie!
      You deserve it! Congratulations!

      No worries…I am behind quite often, lol! Have a great week!

      Reply
    1. Lisa Lombardo Post author

      Hi Amy!
      So glad to have you join in the fun! Let me know how the spray works for you. 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Reply
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  5. Theresa @ Shoestring Elegance

    Hi Lisa, I’m so glad you found me! Thank you so much for your kind comment and invitation. I’m so happy to share, i have a blog party too. I hope you’ll join me on Thursdays for the Thursday Favorite Things.
    Meanwhile, please let me know if you try my Grandma’s Butter Tarts!
    Best wishes for a wonderful week!

    Reply
    1. Lisa Lombardo Post author

      Hi Theresa!
      Thanks so much for joining us! And thank you for the invitation to your blog hop! Feel free to drop a link in the comments each week to invite people to your hop 🙂

      The tarts look amazing! When it cools down and I feel like baking again, they are on my list!

      Have a great day!

      Reply
  6. Margy

    Thank you for the homour of being featured as a post of the week. If any of your readers have any questions, they can visit my blog and leave a comment. I am on my second round of using the barrel for composting my kitchen waste and it is working even better and faster then when I used it in the all for my garden trimmings. – Margy

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    1. Lisa Lombardo Post author

      Hi Margy!
      So happy to feature your post…it is a very helpful description that will allow many people to compost who didn’t think they had the space!

      Thank you for stopping by and sharing! Have a wonderful day 🙂

      Reply
    1. Lisa Lombardo Post author

      Thank you, Heidi! So happy to have you join in the fun! I’m looking forward to seeing your posts!

      Reply
    1. Lisa Lombardo Post author

      Hi Jean!
      Hope you had a relaxing evening! Thanks so much for joining us and sharing your links!

      Enjoy the all natural mosquito repellant…it works so well for our family that I will never buy the toxic stuff again!

      Reply
  7. Lisa

    Lisa,
    I hate mosquitoes so much ! They always find me. I will definitely try this- I have heard hanging Peppermint in the chicken coop is a good way to repel all kinds of different critters.

    Thank you so much for hosting 🙂 I am so thrilled to see my Rosemary Cleaner featured. There is so much to learn from all these wonderful blogs- I love it!
    xo Lisa S

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    1. Lisa Lombardo Post author

      Hi Lisa…I do too! Those little bloodsuckers make it so hard to do anything outside this time of year! I hope it works as well for you as it does for me. Best wishes and Congrats on the feature! The Rosemary cleaner looks amazing!

      Reply
    1. Lisa Lombardo Post author

      Happy to host this fun party, Debbie! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful posts with us each week!

      Reply
    1. Lisa Lombardo Post author

      Hi Suzan!
      Let me know how the combination of peppermint and yarrow works. I haven’t tried yarrow for repelling mosquitoes, but need to check out your post. 🙂
      Thanks for sharing the info on harvesting garlic!

      Reply
  8. Melissa

    What a happy discovery that your cooling body spray repelled mosquitos! Score for double duty! Yay!

    I use the Method brand eucalyptus mint shower spray and LOVE it! It was a gift from my daughter. The smell is so nice. I’ll have to try your spray.

    Thanks Lisa!

    Melissa | Little Frugal Homestead

    Reply
    1. Lisa Lombardo Post author

      Hi Melissa,
      I was pleasantly surprised by that, lol. 🙂

      That sounds like a wonderful gift! How thoughtful of your daughter…enjoy!
      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

      Reply

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