Spring has finally sprung in beautiful New Hampshire!
All the leaves are in and wildflowers are beginning to bloom. Everything is lush and green. We went on a beautiful walk over the weekend on an old rail trail. Then ventured off into the woods for a look-see.
I thought New Hampshire was gorgeous in the winter, but spring…wow! I can only imagine what fall will bring with all of the reds, yellows, and oranges. Mother Nature is making up for the dry spell we had for a while. It was so windy and rained so much a few days ago, I had to pot my front porch plants on the kitchen counter.
Worked out just fine!
One day last week we had an 85 degree day with an equal amount of humidity. Since I’m not quite sure how to work our new tractor I decided I would fertilize our (very large) lawn with a push fertilizer. In the heat and humidity, it was a major workout. I was shocked at how hot I felt, how much sweat was pouring off of me, and by how flushed I was when I came in the house. I realized that I was going to have to hydrate a little differently in New Hampshire than I did in Washington if I plan on working outside in the heat and humidity.
I ran across this website post on Facebook and thought it was such a good idea to make my own “Gatorade”! It’s so easy to make and I can use organic ingredients, leave the corn syrup out and who knows what else goes into those commercial sports drinks.
You can use the recipe I created below, or you can go to FitDay.com and try out some of their recipes.
Homemade Electrolyte Drink
8 Cups Spring Water
12 oz. Can of Frozen Organic 100% Orange Juice
Juice of 2 Organic Limes
Juice of 2 Organic Lemons
1 teaspoon Iodized Salt
Place all ingredients in a container that is easy to pour, stir until combined. Refrigerate or pour into water bottles and refrigerate or freeze.
Happy spring from Us to You!