Take a break. Have a Kit Kat.
These were taken just after dawn yesterday. In the space of about an hour.
The cats are always waiting on the verandah for their feed.
Hey, look at that! Over there!
Suckers, says Thing Two.
I ring my bell, Daisy storms through the doors, I pretend tether her and then shut the half door. Hairy begs me to open the door back up while I am milking. He promises to be good and hates closed gates.
Before he starts to bash it in with his head, ( if he was head butting it I would NOT have opened it, he is learning that too) I reopen it, Daisy is standing being milked, and Hairy just waits at the door like a good sheep. He knows if he crosses the threshhold…
I will flick him with the wet rag. Something I was very good at when drying dishes with my brothers and sisters as a kid. So he stands right at the line and is happier. He has to be able to see Daisy.
Mama is also putting on weight. Sharing with the Big Bobby. She will go back in with the other sheep in a week.
Such a beautiful bird. Just keep away from the tomatoes.
Good morning! We have another gorgeous cool day.
Elaine, who you will have seen commenting as Le Petite Potager, (though her blog is not up and running quite yet) is still concerned about my run-in with heat-stroke the other day, and has been working on the food and drink I should be focussed on, both during the heat, after it and if I feel the symptoms returning. She works as a naturopath and is also in the advanced stages of her studies in nutrition and naturopothy. A perfect combination in my opinion. Learning is so precious. Sharing your learning is a gift.
I want to share her words with you because there are many of us who have to work in the extreme heat and humidity. This is important to know.
re: the electrolyte drink.
Vitalyte seems to be the closest formula to Hydralyte sports which is the brand I’m familiar with………..If you look for a product that contains sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, manganese and copper. Drink it really cold, or made into ice blocks or a gelato.
Do you want a list of foods that contain these elements as well? if not please ignore!
sodium; processed foods and table salt
potassium; spinach, bananas, milk and orange juice.
calcium; any of Daisy’s goodies
magnesium; nuts and green vegetables
iron; meats, spinach, seafood and broccoli
zinc; seafood, meats and greens
manganese; nuts,oats,beans and tea
copper; beans, nuts and fruits.
The Elaine’s HeatWave Smoothie. ( Designed for the next time any of us go outside to work in the extreme heat. Or maybe just every morning. )
I made a smoothie today trying to put most of the food groups from your list for an almost complete meal; for the next heatwave.
Here it is:
1 frozen banana (peeled and frozen overnight) chopped into chunks,
4oz yoghurt (or a couple of scoops of ice cream) or both,
a handful of spinach leaves or any other greens you enjoy,
a small handful of nuts,
plus any other fruits you may like; whizz up in a blender and enjoy!
There. I made one of these yesterday, and it is really good. Maybe we don’t need to wait for the heatwave to drink it!! Thank you Elaine for going the extra mile. Lovely.
Now off to work we go…