2014-06-22

Potion

After crafting a hella magical wizard staff / farm implement / polearm during the Summer Solstice, I thought I should don my Wizard Hat and mix up a potion. There is a beautiful rock on my property, and everytime I climb on the rock I end up getting poison oak.... what a bummer.

The Ingredients

The components for this potion are:

  • 2 liters of distilled white vinegar
  • a couple few tablespoons of salt
  • a couple of tablespoons of dish detergent
  • kippered snacks

The salt and detergent were added to a sprayer, and then the 2 liters of vinegar was slowly added to the mix.

With my handy dandy titanium spork, I ate the kippered snack. One should never fight poison oak while hungry.

The Application

It's German for "The poison oak, the"

Climb on the rock and pssssssssssssssss the sauce on the no-good poison oak.

Previously, I had simply ripped out the poison oak hoping that it would die from lack of photosynthesis. Boy was I wrong.

Another Test

Not content to just use the potion on the poison oak, I though I should test the sauce on my copious supply of nuisance blackberries.

Will this actually work? I have no idea, but I'm not spraying horrid Monsanto chemicals on my property, so I've got that going for me... which is nice.

The vinegar that I am using is 5% acid. The higher the acid, the more effective the potion is supposed to be. Farm stores sell highly concentrated vinegar, but I didn't feel like driving farther than the grocery store. Another option would be to use pickling vinegar which is about 9%.

Oh well, I'll send out an update in a few days to keep everyone updated on the progress of the potion.

Now quite reading, and go get magical.

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