Cinnamon Clove Cedarwood Olive oil (lots) *kills fleas on contact *do not put so much clove in it that it would burn thier skin. But use it adeptly. Clove calms and soothes pain in small doses, but in larger doses is too caustic to be used directly on skin or internally.
Setting: The front porch of an old old house, the kind that makes you think of 20's music and the thirties or forties sometimes. The crickets are singing their chant, all night long as the sun fades into the nocturnal. The air is finally clear, today. The heat has settled for a time. You can [...]