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Monday, July 04, 2011

Independence Day!

Today is the great feast of our nation's Independence, and what a feast it is! In true fashion, Americans everywhere celebrate this day by grilling or roasting on a spit in the back yard anything we can get our hands on: ribs, chicken, steak, pork chops, zucchini, tomatoes, onions, peppers,huge portobella mushrooms, eggplant...and then this is followed by slathering on any kind of available sauce, ranging from barbecue, to tangy Carolina mustard, to marinades of various types.

Here, amidst our flag-decorated patios and yards and parks, we Americans...we would roast or grill anything we could get our hands on, right down to the cereal in our cupboard to the celery in the crisper.

And then we top our celebrations by blowing things up in the sky to shower our cities with all sort of pretty colors and shapes.

Seriously - who doesn't love good food and great explosives?

Happy 4th of July to all my American readers. 
May your feasting be fruitful and your explosions be sound!

"Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith."
~ Alexis de Tocqueville


3puddytats said...

Happy Independence Day to you!!

This morning I marched in a local parade with the kids' Pony Club from my barn...two miles accompanying Welsh ponies just in case anyone had any trouble..the ponies were real pros even among all the firecrackers going off. The big horses needed more soothing than the ponies!! 85 and breezy and cloudy so not a scorcher fortunately..

Then fireworks tonight!! Happy 4th!!

I'm up FARRR too late!! Early work in the am!! But fireworks will be going off in my neighborhood all night long..

If anyone needs to cool off we have 15 horses and ponies to bathe tomorrow afternoon.. :) Like washing a big ol' dog.. :)


Adoro said...

Ah, how I wish I could help bathe ponies instead of going in to work to answer emails and set curriculum from not many good choices tomorrow!

Give those dear equines a pat for me, willya?