I'm not sure how it actually works, but, it tastes good and apparently, it's good for you.
To a tall glass of water, add:
1 Tblsp. lemon juice to aid in elimination (I always prefer fresh lemons over the processed juice, but didn't have it this morning.)
1 Tblsp. of pure maple syrup, to sweeten and because it tastes wonderful
A dash of cayenne pepper, for your heart
(I use about 1/4 tsp. cause I like the heat)
It gets my heart started in the morning. I don't do this every day but at least a couple of times a week. There is something about the mix that sends you to the bathroom the first few hours, so, unless you're a guy and in the woods, stay close to the facilities.
Now, on with my day.
After a hearty breakfast if I'm going to be over-working, out come the 'Old Faithfuls'. These hikers have been hard at work for over 25 years. I cannot see what kind they are anymore, due to wear and tear, tho, you can bet I never paid over $25 for them. Twenty five years ago, that was a lot of my money, tho, a dollar a year ain't bad, now is it.
To do a man's job this day, we also need to pull out the stops, and throw on my work bibs. These, too, have been around just about as long. They used to be a darker blue, as new, but have since, earned paints, stains, soiled knees in the garden, pockets full of bark from picking and throwing firewood, jelly stains from a GrandLoves hugs, pockets with garden tools, seeds, always a camera and SD cards for changing wildlife cameras. Memories in these bibs are endless, you'd think they were my favorites....they are. I even remember partying in these a time or two, wore them to the folks 50th 13 yrs ago. They warmed my back at many an auction and garage sales. Phew, these babes are old. I appreciate they have faded. It sure makes it easier to see a tick crawling up my pantleg. Who ever thought an old rag like these would be useful.
Each day until the firewood for another years winter has filled the woodsheds, Bill and I will continue to cut, split, load and unload the trailers. It's hard work but it sure provides a warm, even heat. We sure can't afford to burn fuel oil all winter, though we have it for a back-up if we want to leave for a weekend.
Some folks use their 4-wheelers just for play. Ours has been with us as a work vehicle for a long time. It has been on ONE spring run with the boys. It came back in such a state of mud inside and out, that Bill told them, "Don't even ask."
This was last nights load plus what was in the bucket of the tractor. Our intent was to get one more load after supper, but guess what we had?
RAIN!!!!! ...... for about 20 minutes, but it was rain, it was wet, it was needed.
We need lots more to get out of fire danger from the drought. Bring it on.
A glorious day to you all. Now, go and enjoy the great outdoors.