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Vinegar as Weed Killer

Weeds-the bane of the gardener! They are a continual enemy and a never ending fight!  But, we must not give up the fight.  I told you about the newly sprouting weeds in the stone walk-way that I worked on this fall-you can read about it here.

Below is an example of all the weed seedlings coming up among the stones. These weed seeds were of my own making-the cause being, letting large weeds go to seed before pulling them.  Weeds should never be let go to seed.

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But, sometimes, as much as I try, life gets in the way, along with something else, called my energy level.  Sometimes, there is just not enough umph to get everything done that needs done.

My family tells that I need to scale the gardens back, that I just can’t keep up with them all, but I am not willing to throw in the towel yet .  So I keep trudging along, getting done what I can, and try not to worry too much about what is still needing done.  Trying to be thankful for what I do get done!  And I do love working in the garden so.

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Now, back to vinegar.

Below, is a photo of the weeds sprouting, even through the bark mulch.  These were sprayed with vinegar, and….

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…two days later.  This is the exact spot as the picture above.  You can still see a few little weeds, and these will get another spray from the bottle of vinegar.

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I was surprised and pleased with the results.

Here is a ‘recipe’ that I found for a vinegar weed killer spray.

Weed Spray

1 gal. apple cider vinegar

1/2 cup table salt

1 tsp. Dawn dish soap

Mix all together, and use in a spray bottle to battle weeds

I will be mixing me up a batch of this weed killer to use this coming Spring.  What I used in the preceding photos was plain white vinegar, that I use for cleaning my house.  It worked fine.

I will be trying it on bigger weeds also, but am dubious that it will work on them !

Happy gardening, or happy rest from gardening, now that winter is fast approaching!

Matthew 13:7

“And some (seeds) fell among thorns, (weeds)

and the thorns (weeds) sprung up

and choked them.

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A Good Book-Unveiling Grace

Unveiling Grace

by Lynn K Wilder

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May I introduce you to

Unveiling Grace, a book I just finished reading?

It is the story of the Wilder family finding their way out of the

Mormon church, with the leading of the ‘Dancer of Grace”.

An excellent read!

God is good and faithful!

I highly recommend it.

Luke 9:43

“And they were all amazed at

the mighty power of God…”

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A Sunday Song-This is My Father’s World

 

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This Is My Father’s World

This is my Father’s world,

and to my listening ears all nature sings,

and round me rings The music of the spheres.

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This is my Father’s world.

I rest me in the thought of rocks and trees,

of skies and seas-His hand the wonders wrought.

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This is my Father’s world.

The bird their carols raise. The morning light,

the lily white Declare their Maker’s praise.

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This is my Father’s world.

He shines in all that’s fair. In the rustling grass

I hear Him pass; He speaks to me everywhere.

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This is my Father’s world.

O let me ne’er forget that tho’ the wrong seems oft so strong,

God is the ruler yet.

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This is my Father’s world.

The battle is not done; Jesus who died,

shall be satisfied, And earth and heav’n be one.

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(If you would like to listen, just click on the ‘play’ arrow next to the name of the song in the grey box below!)

 

Words by Maltbie D. Babcock, 1901

The tune, a traditional English melody

Psalm 24:1

“The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it,

the world, and all who live in it.”

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(An amazing thought-that all who live in this world,

are the Lord’s-even those who do not know and love him!)

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Who am I ???

Child of God, pastors wife, mother of five, grandmother of ten (and counting), gardener, quilter, homemaker, reader, homebody and dreamer…

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