Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Day 22 - Lemon

Today is Day 22 of the 30 in 30 Day Challenge!

For today's entry I painted a lemon from my yard.  When we first planted the tree, it was very small and in a few years has grown to produce more lemons than we can possibly use or give away.  Lemons are usually ready to begin picking in November.

6 x 6 - oil on canvas panel

Did you know:
  • Lemon oil may be used in aromatherapy.
  • The low pH of lemon juice makes it antibacterial.
  • A halved lemon is used as a finger moistener for those counting large amounts of bills, such as tellers and cashiers.
  • The juice of the lemon may be used for cleaning. As a sanitary kitchen deodorizer the juice can deodorize, remove grease, bleach stains, and disinfect; when mixed with baking soda, it removes stains from plastic food storage containers.
  • Lemon oil is also used as a nontoxic insecticide treatment.
  • Throw lemon peel in your flower beds to deterr cats from digging.

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