Thursday, July 5, 2012

The Fourth

How was your celebration?
I hope it was wonderful and exciting:).
The Fourth of July is such a fun day for us...even though we are smack dab in the middle of haying.
We're tired, both mentally and physically this time of the year, but celebrating our country just adds a little "spark" to our incredibly busy time:).
Here are a few pictures from our day...

 My Dad almost threw this little table away!
Mom wasn't using it, so the kids painted it for me and then distressed.
I have had it everywhere!
In the kitchen, I am going to use it when I am canning.
It has been sooo useful and easy to move around from indoors to outdoors.

Our favorite....juicy watermelon!

 My climbing roses are in bloom and looked so ready for the Fourth of July!
 The hay is down.
Darren spent the day fluffing it into billowy rows.

We sit in chairs fluffed with pillows and cozy blankets and finish the day watching a "show" that the kids put on.
Just little the whole field could go up!
The kids really love it, though!
 My boys...they LOVE this!

Afterwards, the whole valley is a display and we sit late into the night admiring the "big" fireworks.
The red moon last night was a spectacular view, too.
Isn't it pretty?
I'm so tired today, but it is back to work:).
Tomorrow, I will post about how I grow my pumpkins.
I apologize to those of you who read regularly...I promised weeks ago!
But this summer my garden is doing very poorly. Our weather has been tough.
Finally, I have pumpkins that are thriving and I will snap a few pictures to show you tomorrow!!
There is very minimal weeding involved, which is a good thing:).



Lisa said...

I love your photos. The one of your table with the watermelon and corn on the cob looks so inviting.

Linda said...

A beautiful post!! My favorite pic is the young fellow RUNNING after lighting the fireworks!
Loved seeing every single picture and now I am SO hungry for WATERMELON!!

Vickie said...

Your blog is a frequent refresher to my days. Through your blog I vicariously live the farm life I've always dreamt of. Thanks for taking the time to share it with me, a mundane, retired RN and armchair traveler. (smiles) By the way, you are a delightful photographer!

Amy Kinser said...

Happy 4th of July to you and your family. Your photos are wonderful!

Our garden is doing great this year, and for that we are thankful. We have well water so we are able to water for free.

So nice visiting with you tonight.


Jacqueline said...

What a beautiful celebration...looks so fun! Happy late 4th to you and your family...(We are trying for a little pumpkin patch this year, can't wait to read your post!)

Anonymous said...

Hi, I just found your blog and have become a follower.
It looks like you had a eonderful time. The hay field looks very good, there will be much to get indoors !!
Have a great day.

. said...

Looks like is was a lovely day spent with your family! Your pictures are beautiful:)

Unknown said...

Oh it looks like you all had a fun 4th! I really must plant myself some roses next year! yours are simply gorgeous!

Have a wonderful week end!

Keeping It Cozy said...

Looks like a wonderful day... I love all your photos. Love your little table with the watermelon and flags... so pretty.

Amanda said...

It's perfect Julia!

The special touches of celebration are just sweet!

Bluebirdbasketry said...

What a lovely celebration in the midst of very hard work. I love reading your blog, it adds a bit of the country to my day without the hard work :)


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