Winter’s chill really hit this weekend—brrrr! I hope you’re all staying inside—where it’s warm. As for me, I got to spend most of the weekend lounging by the fire, with only an occasional venture outdoors to refill my birdfeeders.
To keep my feet warm during my treks across the yard, I put on one pair of thin socks. Then, I took a thick, warm pair of socks, and sprinkled 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper in each. I slipped these on over my thin socks, and they kept my feet warm and toasty.
And that’s not the only use I had for cayenne pepper. I also added a teaspoon of it to my birdseed before filling the feeders. That spicy stuff works wonders to keep the neighborhood squirrels away, but the birds don’t even notice it!
And if you suffer from migraines, try this trick: As soon as you notice the first symptoms, dip a flat-ended toothpick into a jar of cayenne pepper, and sniff a tiny bit into each nostril. This migraine remedy can be mighty effective, but don’t overdo it—a dash of pepper in the nose will deliver a HOT surprise!