Sunday August 1, 2010
Once again the pushy rooster had his way. I was up at first light and after a good breakfast (Daryl made eggs and left-over steaks) I headed straight to the Barns farm. Here I set up at the far end of the farm path and did an 11x14 of the hills around the farm. Bill painted close by and I shared some of my yogurt drink with him. For anyone working in the heat, the drink is a very refreshing concoction that is strange, but as old as rocks in the eastern Mediterranean. You simply mix ½ yogurt, ½ water and salt to taste. Not exactly what you expect from a drink, but so fresh and keeps you hydrated very well due to the salt. The last thing you need in heat is sugar, while salt actually retains water in your body which is a big plus. Back when I was in high school, I worked one summer as a translator for a Dutch company in Saudi Arabia. We were set up in the desert building a pre-fab town from scratch and we would take a salt pill every morning as a requirement before heading out.