With all the hard work goings on at the urban homestead these days (shed building, animal enclosure improvements, raising up the raised beds, etc, etc) – water just doesn’t cut it. I mean one needs a good thirst quencher and we don’t mean that colored stuff in the markets.
So in addition to the lemon verbena flavored home brewed kombucha (which taste almost like soda pop) there’s the good old fashion “Haymakers Punch’ (or Switchel”) an easy vinegar molasses/like ginger drink. A drink that’s been quenching the thirst of farmers for many a century – even Pa Ingalls enjoyed this beverage in THE LONG WINTER.
The Original Gatorade – an electrolyte laden drink originating in the 1600’s in the West Indies.