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Tuesday, June 07, 2005

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Check Your Mineral Rights

“ROANOKE - When Ross Perot Jr. recently spoke to a civic group at Birdville High School, he advised his listeners to go home and check on the mineral rights on their land. . .

Economic studies peg the annual economic impact of drilling so far in Wise, Denton and Tarrant counties at $1 billion. . .

With their experience in energy, the Perots made sure they had the mineral rights when they put together the land package for the extensive Alliance development on the north edge of Fort Worth. . .”

Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram, June 7, 2005, “Down and Over” http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/business/11834021.htm

Use Those Orange Peels! (Organic insect repellant)

The oil extract from citrus peels contains two effective insecticidal compounds, d-limonene and linalool. D-Limonene destroys the wax coating of the insect's respiratory system.

Make citrus oil to keep aphids, white flies, fire ants and mosquitoes away! Soak the rinds of 2 orange peels in 1 gallon of water (closed) for about 10 days. Strain out the rinds/peels and store in mason jars until ready to use. If you will be applying to fire ant mounds, apply full strength. If spraying on plants, dilute 2 ounces of citrus oil with one gallon of water to avoid burning plants.

Alternate recipe: Chop up 3-4 orange peals and then put in a blender with a little water and liquify. Pour liquified orange peals into a large pan and fill 3/4 full with water. Bring water to a boil. Remove immediately and cover with a lid. Let cool for 24 hours. Stir mixture and add 2-3 cups of orange peal mixture to one gallon of water. Sprinkle this mixture around your beds and foundation.

Chop up orange peals and sprinkle around your flower beds or next to the foundation of your house. Ants and cats will go elsewhere.

To keep mosquitoes away rub the inside of an orange peel on face, arms and legs.

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