Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Public Service Announcement

     It's not often I have a chance to use this blog for good rather than just blowing off steam.
     (The fact that it's a slow news day here could be a factor, too, so maybe I'm not all that altruistic after all.)

    Anyway, one of my favorite bloggers, Henny,  at Henny Penny Lane  included some helpful advice in her comment about my !!!TICK!!! adventure and I'm quoting it verbatim:

"One easy way to remove a tick that is buried and biting is to rub a little liquid hand soap on the tick and wait a few seconds, and the tick will easily come off."

     I haven't tried it yet, but anyone who spends the amount of time she does in her garden knows what she's talking about.


  1. Thanks for passing that one on, my husband just had another one Sunday.

  2. Thanks for the tip. If I'm ever unlucky enough to get a tick, I'll try it.

  3. Nice to know. And I hope not to be in a position to test it out any time soon.

  4. Oh Marty, I am so embarrassed, and so flattered. Thank you for the mention. Sure hope you haven't lost all your wonderful followers who comment by posting a quote from a simpleton like me. :)

    1. Simpleton my foot. Anyone who can decipher sewing patterns, whip up magical potting sheds out of nothing, produce state-fair worthy vegetables and just keep that lil' bitty farm going is no simpleton.

  5. Me, too, I hope I don't have a chance to try it any time soon. But ticks are a fact of life when you spend time in the outdoors. Thanks for the tip. :-)

  6. my aunt who lived in east Texas would use a lit cigarette to get the ticks off her dogs, touching the ticks with the end to get them to back out.

  7. I'd heard that petroleum jelly did the trick.

  8. Thanks for the tip.

    Greetings from London.

  9. Hmm, I tried dish soap as recommended by someone or other on the first tick I found on one of our dogs. Didn't work, so since then I've just used the trusty tweezers.


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