Did you travel out of town for the 4th of July? We normally don’t. But before you start to feel sorry for us, I would love to share with you what we did this 4th.
We spent it with my sister and her family on their farm, which is located just 5 minutes from our house. Their farm is a fun place to visit with dogs, chickens, a pet toad who lives with the chickens, fruit trees, nut trees and a vegetable garden. I love sharing their farm with you all.
So we started out our evening with an all-American meal of hot dogs, chips and watermelon. I brought Rice Krispy treats with both milk chocolate and white frosting on top. After we ate, we went outdoors and watched the kids play.
we started out our evening with an all-American meal of hot dogs, chips and watermelon
In the distance, we could see a thunderstorm brewing, but it didn’t look like it was going to hit us.
As I usually do each week when we visit, I decided to check out the fruit trees and vegetable garden see what was growing.
The green fruit that you see above are grapefruit that will be ripe this winter. Other then watering deeply (3 ft. deep), there is nothing to be done for citrus trees this month.
There was a single kumquat hanging in this tree. Later the tree will be covered with them.
I love growing gourds and have 4 big ones in my own vegetable garden. But, there are 3 large ones growing in this vegetable garden.
Both the watermelon and gourd plants are growing like crazy. It is probably not a good idea to plant these plants close to each other.
The chickens, Effie, Lucy and Flo were out enjoying the early evening along with us.
Do you remember the frost-damaged tree that I wrote about a few weeks ago? Well, look at how quickly it has grown!
My nephew Oliver, my son Kai, my daughter Ruthie, my nephew Finley and my daughter Gracie.
The kids were getting very excited about seeing fireworks.
Gracie may have been born in China, but she is a proud American citizen 🙂
Notice her shirt? Gracie just loves Sonic the Hedgehog and couldn’t believe it when we saw this t-shirt at the store the other day. It didn’t matter to her that it was in the boy’s department. She used her allowance to buy it. She wears it everyday until I tell her that I have to wash it 😉
Finally, it was dark enough to set off the fireworks in the front yard.
I don’t know who was most excited, the kids or my brother and brother-in-law who were going to set them off.
We started off small, with sparklers.
My daughter, Rachele, and I were happy to just watch.
Some of the fireworks were a bit loud for Gracie.
We had such a fabulous time watching our small firework show that we didn’t even venture into the backyard where our town’s firework display could be seen.
How about you?
What did you do this 4th of July?