Friday, September 04, 2009

I'll give you two guesses...


Anyone want to have a stab at my reason for having this in one of my kitchen drawers??

**Edited to add: you guys cracked me up! Thanks for giving me some good laughs today. Apparently tobacco has more uses than I knew. I bought this many years ago on the advice of my sister-in-law Michelle. I used it to make up a natural pesticide solution for my lawn (Shauna, you got it right!). Then I guess I forgot all about it and only just re-discovered it way back in the drawer where I keep my hot pads... it just seemed so funny to me to have this in my house -- even though I bought it myself!**

15 comments:

Jill said...

Seeping leg wound?

rebekah said...

Treating sick cows?

Kristy said...

Bee stings!

Rob said...

For your sprained ankle. -Diedre Gray (friend of Elisa)

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Oh darn, my guesses are taken, but since you gave us two I'll restate them:

1. to make a poultice for a bruised bone

2. your calves have scours


Are we close?

chloe said...

Shoot! Someone beat me to it. Be stings.

chloe said...

Bee stings. I should really get more than 4 hours of sleep. ;-)

melanie said...

I have no idea but if the other comments are why you have it, good idea and now I need to get some.

Shauna said...

For a pesticide in your garden or inside your house?????

Melinda said...

Could it be for mice or are you getting us used to the idea of your new habit?

Natasha said...

Bees.

jenn said...

My old bishop always said it was great for cows but I'm pretty sure you don't have any of those so...

former resident?

wende said...

that IS a pretty good find in your hot pad drawer. i'm willing to bet you didn't love having to purchase this stuff. once, my mom, bought beer for something like this, and of course, her bishop ended up being in the check out line right behind her!

Ryan said...

Shell, did I ever tell you about the time when we lived in Denver, and I was about 4 or 5, Dad came home from a business trip. He pulls out a pouch of Redman chewing tobacco, and asks me if I want to try it. Needless to say I was quite confused, as I had no idea what it was. For some reason, I put some in my mouth and began to chew...I don't remember if I got sick to my stomache, but it was horrendous and just the thought of it, still makes me cringe in horror. Hmm...just thought I'd share that with you.

Susan said...

Man, I can only wish that it cured "The Olivier Black Damp"...i.e. every sore throat, cold, upset stomach and fever that comes so often to your house!

(I'm pretty sure that's what Grandpa Mervin would call it!)

Ryan's comment is too funny. I remember that too.

I wonder if that was an ingredient in the slippery elm poultice used to treat Alma's wound?!

I trust you'll be answering the question posed...

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