Tuesday, July 3, 2012


Shebolith took to the skies with SKYDIVE SAN MARCOS at the Fentress Airpark located at Fentress, Texas. Shebolith Says..."IT WAS WONDERFUL!  I WANT TO GO AGAIN!"  I posted the video for all to view on YouTube .  Thank you, Jason, for keeping me safe and making my skydiving experience such a thrilling and memorable event. (Jason was my Tandem Master)  Thank you, Joshua, for sharing your birthday with me. (Joshua is my son)  And, thank you God for letting me live to tell the tale!  (God is...)

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Homemade Flea Traps Successfully Control Flea Infestations

Homemade Flea Traps Successfully Control Flea Infestations

The summer of 2011, Oklahoman’s temperatures soared over 100 degrees F for well over 100 days. The long, hot summer was following by a short, mild winter.  These two combined to create a flea outbreak not seen in this part of the country in many years.

The Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service made a fact sheet available to the public on the subject of fleas at http://osufacts.okstate.edu.  The fact sheets bottom line reads:  “Pet owners should consult a veterinarian before attempting flea control treatment.”  And, “…a veterinarian can design a control program that is comprehensive and fits your pet’s problem.”

Shebolith Says…Forget about the Vet, forget about the spot-on, spray-on, liquid and powdered flea killers. Forget about the dips and the foggers, all this poison will make you and your pet sick while deflating your pocketbook.  However, the poisons will not be of much help in treating and curing a flea infestation.

I have been using homemade flea traps for many years and have fallen back on this time-tested protocol for control of fleas this summer. 

You will need a Brooder Clamp Light, a 40-watt incandescent light bulb and a white dinner plate.  Load the trap with water treated with drops of liquid Joy dishwashing detergent to break the surface tension of the water. (Use 3 or 4 drops of Joy in 2 cups of water.)  

Clamp the brooder light to anything sturdy enough to hold it.  Place the white dinner plate under the light. Set the traps up in areas where your pet spends most of its time.  Our house requires six traps, one per room.  We have five cats in varying degrees of health and age.  Poisons are not an option.

Maintain your traps.  Top off the water in the plate every 12 hours with Joy treated water.  After 2 to 3 days empty the trap, scrub the plate and refill with freshly treated water.

You may have to maintain the traps all summer. 

Movement, light, pressure, any of these will cause an adult flea to emerge from its cocoon where it has developed from larvae to pupae stage. This transformation inside the cocoon takes an average of one to four weeks. (If not stimulated by movement, light, pressure) the pre-emerged fleas can survive in a dormant state for approx. 140 to 170 days.
The adult flea begins feeding on a blood meal within seconds after landing on a host and will begin laying eggs approx. two to four days later. The eggs are deposited on the host and some drop off into the environment.
The eggs will hatch in a warm (75 to 85 F) and humid (50 to 90 %) environment in one to ten days. The eggs hatch out into larvae, they look like small, white worms and they can move about their environment. The larvae will feed on organic matter and flea feces for 5 to 12 days then they spin a cocoon around themselves and start the pupae state of their life cycle.

Read more about fleas at http://pods.dasnr.okstate.edu/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-2681/VT.  Carolynn MacAllister, DVM, an OSU Extension Veterinarian wrote this fact sheet.

Shebolith says…Bottom line… Clean and vacuum the premises daily. Bathe your pet/pets regularly with Joy dishwashing liquid keeping as much of the pet (as possible) submerged in the water for at least 10 minutes. Set and maintain flea traps. Be consistent and diligent.


Wednesday, April 25, 2012



All are enjoying boating, camping, fishing and swimming at North Deer Creek Recreational Area at Wes Watkins Reservoir, located at McLoud, Oklahoma.

Chief Gary D. Roe, the Chief of Police for the City of McLoud was kind enough to give Shebolith Says… an interview on April 2, 2012. 
The Chief found us standing in the rain furiously jotting down notes on the back of an old Google map print out. With pride and much pleasantry, he created a glowing verbal report of Wes Watkins Reservoir as it is today.

Lake Use Permits

Children under age sixteen can fish for free if they are in the company of a paying adult.

All boat permits required are issued by the City of McLoud or person designated by the City of McLoud. No fees can be prorated.

You cannot transfer your permit to someone else.

Seasonal permits expire on the thirty-first day of December following the date of issuance.

Daily permits will expire 24 hours after issuance.

Daily permits for boats must be in possession and produced on demand while on the reservoir.

“Annual boating permits must be displayed visibly on any watercraft on the port side aft near the stern just under the gunwale line at all times.
The seasonal boat permit shall be designated by proper tag on the port side near the stern end of the boat, which must be plainly visible for a distance of at least one hundred feet from said boat. Such tag shall be furnished with the permit by the City of McLoud.”

Types of Permits
Watercraft, daily and seasonal
Vehicle, daily and seasonal
Camping, daily only

Daily Fees
Daily fishing, $2.00
Daily boating, $5.00

Picnic Pavilion Rentals
Rental for ½ day $25.00
Rental for full day $50.00

Seasonal Passes
Annual fishing, $15.00
Annual boating, $35.00
Annual fishing/boating Combo, $48.00

Camping Fees
Full Hookup, $18.00 per night
Primitive/Tent, $5.00 per night
Each additional for adults, $5.00 per night

Tents for children under 18 years, FREE

(All vehicles must be street legal in order to be operated on Recreation Area (Reservoir) streets.)

Pets, Livestock, Animals
Word for word according to the Rules

1—62.01 PHYSICAL RESTRAINT OF ANIMALS: No person shall bring or allow dogs, cats, or other pets or animals into any area of the recreation area unless penned, caged, on a leash under six (6) feet in length (in hand) or otherwise physically restrained.

1—62.02 SWIMMING: All animals and pets are prohibited in swimming areas and in the waters of the Reservoir.

1—62.03 LIVESTOCK: No person shall bring or allow horses, cattle or other livestock in camping, picnicking, swimming or any other area of the Reservoir except when and where authorized by the CITY OF McLOUD.

1-62.04 LIVESTOCK USE OF LANDS AND WATER: Ranging, grazing, watering or allowing livestock on Reservoir lands and in water is prohibited unless written permission is given by the CITY OF McLOUD.

1—62.05 IMPOUNDMENT OF ANIMALS: Unclaimed or unattended animals are subject to immediate impoundment and removal in accordance with Local Ordinances and an impoundment fee levied. This fee shall be paid before the impounded animal is returned to its owner(s).

1—62.06 ANIMAL WASTE: Persons bringing or allowed pets or animals in designated areas shall be responsible for proper removal and disposal in sanitary facilities of any waste produced by these animals.

This is a partial report ACCORDING TO:


Chief Roe said, “You may not be up-to-date with the work we have completed on the pavilions. All (three) of the pavilions now have electrical hook-ups and rent for $50.00 per day.” He went on to say that maintenance and upgrades continue at Wes Watkins.

Chief Roe was also proud of the fact that during the first year of management by the City of McLoud the reservoir had a total of 7,400 guests. He confided that the fishing was not that great last summer because of the heat and drought, but he is looking forward with optimism that a change in the weather will lead to a change in the fishing at Wes Watkins Reservoir.

City of McLoud

Shebolith Says...stay safe and have fun!

Monday, February 20, 2012


Nv-wo-ti  Ga-go-ti means Medicine Herb in Phonetic Cherokee Language
Blue Skullcap is a Native American herb and a member of the mint family. It is best known for its sedative and antispasmodic properties. The Cherokee and other indigenous tribes made use of the herb for the purpose of female comforts. It was often used to promote menstruation and to relieve menstrual cramps. Young girls were often given an infusion of Blue skullcap to help ease the child into her first season and into “womanhood.”

Today we are using Blue skullcap for the treatment of muscle spasms, jangled nerves, tension headaches, anxiety, insomnia and seizure disorders. A diagnosis of ADHD does not mean you are doomed to treat your child with harsh pharmaceutical drugs. Now studies show that Blue skullcap is a natural treatment for ADHD, it increases the ability to focus and reduces hyperactivity. Commercially, you will find dried Blue Skullcap in teas, capsules, tablets and as a tincture.

Sunday, February 12, 2012


 Blessed Milk Thistle for Liver Dis-Ease
Traditional Medicine
Traditionally, milk thistle is known to be useful in gallbladder diseases, gallstones, fatty liver and as a liver protectant.  It is the only known treatment for Amanita phalloides (Death cap) mushroom poisoning.  

True Preventive Medicine
In Europe, Milk Thistle is often added as extra protection when patients are given medications known to cause liver problems. Numerous medications can injure or inflame the liver. Evidence strongly suggests that Milk Thistle might protect against liver toxicity caused by drugs such as acetaminophen, alcohol, phenothiazines and phenytoin (Dilantin).
Intensive research into the liver-protecting properties of the Milk Thistle plant began over 50 years ago in Germany.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

About Worms__Tapeworms, Roundworms, Pin Worms, Hookworms...

Intestinal worms; this subject was whispered about when Shebolith Says...was a young child because everyone knew you had to be a dirty little kid to get infected with worms!  However, the truth is that it is quite common for humans (especially children) to host these parasites. The most common of these parasites are roundworms, pin worms, thread worms, hookworms and tapeworms.