The dog daze of summer are here! It's just plum hot out there!
The plants are wilting if not watered right away. The farmers are wilting if not watered right away! The animals are looking for the coolest spot on the farm. Jasmine, our new livestock guardian dog, has made a new home behind the garage retaining wall in the cool mud. Bad news for a white dog!
The most flavorful and thirst quenching way that we water the people on the farm here is with iced tea! We have 3 ways that we make quick, simple, iced tea with loose leaf tea. When it's this simple its easy to drink plenty and stay hydrated.
Sometimes water just doesn't cut it and leaves us more thirsty than before we drank it. That's partially because our bodies need electrolytes, not just water. Electrolytes on their most basic levels are sugars and salts that help maintain healthy function in the body. Some of those may include sodium, potassium, calcium, and bicarbonate.
Herbal teas lend a lot of nutrients to the body and so...