Our Flag and What it Means

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Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain (now officially known as the United Kingdom). Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States.   credit
During theAmerican Revolution, the legal separation of the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congressvoted to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Vir…

Natural Produce Spray Cleaner

I know if you are like me you are concerned with the growing practices of our food growers.  The chemicals pesticides and herbicides used are of a great concern to us all.  There is no way to rid our food of these harmful chemicals but we can do our best to get rid of what we can.  It is way to dangerous to ignore in the long run.  Today I share a few spray mixtures that may help some.

Pesticide Cleaning Sprays

DIY #1

Homemade Produce Spray

  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup clean cold water
  • 2 Tablespoons baking soda
  • One spray bottle
Mix well until baking soda is dissolved.  Put into spray bottle.  
Spray onto fruits and vegetables. Leave on for 10 minutes.  
Rinse the spray off with clean cold water.

DIY #2

Homemade Produce Spray

  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • One spray bottle
Place mixture into spray bottle and shake vigorously.  
Spray the wash on your produce.  
Rub completely or use scrub brush to clean those with tougher skins.  
Rinse well with clean cold water.

You can read about the Produce Washes and instructions here