18 aloe vera plants – oh my!

I love to put my plants out in the summer time, but when it’s time to bring them in, I have so many – what to do ? ! !

The soap recipe from Mother Earth News takes only 1-2 T., so maybe I can find some other recipes.

Or make a manly bar of soap

Here are some ways to make and use aloe vera gel.

This information from wellnessmama – To the 1 cup I add 2000 mg of Vitamin C and 1600 IU (1 tablespoon or 4 400 IU capsules) of Vitamin E. Powdered Vitamin C works well or you can crush the appropriate amount of tablets. Stir well until the vitamins are well incorporated. I stirred for a bit and then let it sit. When I came back to stir it again the Vitamin C was much easier to stir in.

My 18 plants:

rose poem

BETTE MIDLER LYRICS
“The Rose”

Some say love, it is a river
That drowns the tender reed.
Some say love, it is a razor
That leaves your soul to bleed.
Some say love, it is a hunger,
An endless aching need.
I say love, it is a flower,
And you its only seed.

It’s the heart afraid of breaking
That never learns to dance.
It’s the dream afraid of waking
That never takes the chance.
It’s the one who won’t be taken,
Who cannot seem to give,
And the soul afraid of dyin’
That never learns to live.

When the night has been too lonely
And the road has been too long,
And you think that love is only
For the lucky and the strong,
Just remember in the winter
Far beneath the bitter snows
Lies the seed that with the sun’s love
In the spring becomes the rose.

rose

Nice poem to go with this rose I took while walking around the park trail !

crying squirrel

This is what I heard as I was reading “In a Bosnian Trench.” So I got up to see what kind of bird was on our front porch, but it was a partly grown squirrel making a racket. I took a video with my phone, but can’t figure out how to put it on here. So I present a youtube video of a like-sounding squirrel.

I am trying to learn all about Bosnia and the war there in the early and mid ’90s (since we have a significant Bosnian population living among us presently). I wish I had known more when I met some of them at at the neighborhood/soccer game day over a week ago now. I read the Bosnian Anne Frank story, which was very good.

This is not the book I read, but I did read Nadja’s book, “My Childhood Under Fire.”