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Tip of the Day: Keeping Flies Away

This is a tip I have read on a friends Facebook feed. 945689_10152949488375405_777820482_n

Half fill a zip lock bag with water and add 4 or 5 pennies.  Zip it shut and then tie it up where you want to keep flies away.

I have not tried this tip but the horse flies seem to be out with a vengeance this week so worth a try!

There are several theories about why it works including that the light confuses flies with all the light and movement.

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An amateur rider who produces all her own horses. I have competed at novice level and sadly never got further due to bad luck with horses but I am still ambitious to achieve a lot more. I have a riding qualification in UKCC2 and a diploma in NLP. Sports science and particularly the mental game fascinates me. For a day job I work for a large multinational brand.