"If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day." — E.B. White

Friday, July 5, 2013

Farm fireworks

Hi Friends!
Hope your Fourth was Fantastic!
Ours was full of chips n picnicing
but these were the closest we came to the fireworks.
I must admit that I mostly resent the space I allow my Monarda (bee balm) in the garden.
Until it helps me make flower fireworks!

As we finished up riding our ponies and grilling steak later, we did enjoy these real fireworks from our porch! 

Next year we promised the kids that we'll go to Westminster later and stay for the fireworks there. 
Truth be, I've been reluctant due to my own childhood memories of a crush of people and deafening bombs bursting in air when my family would take me to D.C!

The farmhouse has extra red, white n blue although my mantle truly wasn't blogworthy.

As is our tradition, we enjoyed an afternoon at the Westminster Farm Museum grounds.

It's not all period garb and history lessons 
(although The Farmer and I love those great displays)
And the kids love the old fashioned games!

This year we met up with a few classmates, Stephen and Sarah H. who kindly allowed us to join in on their Uno games too!

The Carroll County Cloggers got hip and danced to Adele!

And the band rocked out with a grey haired Granny on guitar!

No contest, the monkey who performed magic tricks captured the biggest crowd of kids.

But everyone was in the spirit and had fun!

Hope your summer's full of fun so far!


mamamonki said...

Love all your red white and blue touches. The festival looks great - how neat that you live near a celebration like that.

brooke said...

A picture where all member of the family look great? I am jealous :)

Vintage Country Girl said...

Love all your red, white, and blue. I don't even decorate for the fourth except for my flag out front. Looks like you had a great time! I hope it was relaxing, at least for one day! I know how farm life is...Happy 4th friend!

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

How wonderful...you always celebrate in the riches form!
So wish you were close...we would have fun!
I think of you every morning as I step into my kitchen and see the wonderful things you sent me...praying for you! Go Girl!! Enjoy!
We could compare notes on this season of life! LOL