I’m from Arizona and out there aloe is the cure for E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G. No joke, and luckily it grows wild all over the place out there. Since moving to Iowa we have a small aloe plant in our kitchen window. It hasn’t grown much, unfortunately because as AZ natives I can’t imagine living without it. The store bought versions just aren’t the same.

Newspaper reporter in Eastern Iowa. The views expressed are mine alone.

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