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 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.
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.
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.