Married to DH 7 years and have three fantastic kiddos! DS 6, DD 4, and DS 2 ...... lo and behold another is on the way!
Cristeen ~ Always remembering our warrior ~ Our is 3, how'd that happen?!?!
We welcomed another warrior in May 2012!!
2012 Decluttering challenge - 575/2012
Living in Mississippi, the mosquitos were a big concern. So we did a couple of things. First the finest mesh screens we could find went on top. Then we planted several mosquito 'repelling' plants around the barrels like lemon balms, catnip, holy basil and I can't think some of the other ones. Last summer it seems to work fine...we'll see if that remains the same this year. You do have to get the plant oils into the air, so you have to "mess" with them to serve their purpose. But we walk around constantly bothering all our plants anyways, and we like to check on the rain barrels too. Also, we spray our yard with our mosquito mixture in the late evening every week or two if we notice the mosquitos are bad. It is a mixture of water, bio-degradable soap, lemon essential oil and I think we used some canola oil. It works wonders...
Will respond back in a new thread when I dig it up!!