The uninvited guests to any party are germ-carrying flies. To have them dropping in on your beautiful food is a big turn-off.
Here’s a simple fly trap that we discovered at a friend’s horse farm.
You will need:
2-l empty plastic soda bottle
Black or dark paper
Food to attract flies
Cut 1/3 of the plastic bottle off the top.
Place your food bait inside the bottom half of the cut plastic bottle. Keep in mind that the more attractive the bait, the more flies you will catch.
Place your new fly trap in a place not too close to your food or guests but close enough to attract the flies that may be on their way.
Tip: This contraption works well with the dreaded mosquito!
Mix 1/2 cup warm water and 1/2 cup brown sugar
Pour into the bottom half of the bottle.
Sprinkle 1 gram of active yeast on top. Do not mix. It will bubble and react naturally.
Tape on the top half.