Category: Misc

Solar Eclipse Visible in Western NC on August 21

How and where are you spending your Solar Eclipse day, two weeks from today? I pray that it’s good weather! We are waiting to see and will take a day trip either northwest to the mountains or southeast to the beach area.

Here is some more North Carolina solar eclipse info from Our State magazine. They feature places in the North Carolina mountains.

This month, a rare total solar eclipse will darken the sky in western North Carolina, while illuminating once-in-a-lifetime memories.

Source: Solar Eclipse Visible in Western NC on August 21 – Our State Magazine


Treating Fire Ant Bites


It seems like I’m always getting bit by ants, mosquitoes, etc. I ran across this web page and thought I would share it with others. North Carolina has a lot of fire ants!

I’m going to update this post to let you know which method worked best for me.

Treating fire ant bites and stings. Information on reaction and treatment. Find a home remedy.

If you have a method that works for you, please comment below and share with others. Thanks!

UPDATE August 3: I had a mosquito bite and I immediately put toothpaste on them and it stopped itching! Try the toothpaste method. It worked for me.

UPDATE July 12: I used rubbing alcohol on a cotton pad and applied it to the bite and it took the itch away. Yes!