Friday, June 7, 2013

Shoo Fly, Don't Bother Me

It's that time again.  

When we must spray the horses daily to protect them from fly bites.

Here's what we do:

Fill a spray bottle with the following...

1/3 Listerine (must have Lister, not the green mouthwash...)
1/3 Avon "Skin So Soft" original bath oil
1/3 Apple Vinegar

It works for us...and smells great.

What about you horse people?  

Does anyone use this too?  Or do you have another idea?

I'd love to hear it.

Until next time, dear friends.  Lord willing,



Rosanne said...

We are always looking for a natural fly spray for our horses. I will definitely try your receipe! Thanks for the info.
My Husband and I (62 and 57 years old) were born, raised and still live in rural West Virginia. We have 3 riding horse, 2 work horses, 2 mules, and one very old pony which belongs to our two grandchildren, along with 3 dogs, 2 cats and 9 chickens. We garden, can our own food. I love my flower gardens and love to quilt.
I just recently find your blog and enjoy it very much!

Sherry Sutherby said...

Thank you for the kind words Rosanne ~! We sound like kindred spirits! And I think you will enjoy the fly spray ~ I even use it on me at times...:)