Independence Day!

Independence Day … perfect timing, I guess for a gal that just became “liberated” from her career. It still hasn’t sunk in. I’m still thinking like an employee. Yesterday afternoon, as I made fruit pizza for a get-together with friends, I told myself, “I have thoroughly enjoyed my day off!” Then I remembered, it wasn’t a paid holiday – and I don’t have to return to the office today. I also could celebrate with friends instead of working at the 4th of July festivities. Friends are always a good thing. 4th of July festivities are good, too, especially for our town of Shelbyville. The Shelbyville Chamber of Commerce does a fantastic job organizing the fireworks event, which brings many people to our town. I appreciate all the hard work that goes into the planning, organizing and work at such a big event for the community as previously, I have assisted with those endeavors. This year, it was nice to have the evening free to celebrate.

But first, we worked, pig-farmer and I. We also got a nap. Then, we worked some more. My boys were in and out, busy with their own activities. The oldest was able to join our evening dinner with friends before he had to work the fireworks event for the Corps of Engineers.

The view from my “office” yesterday morning:

My “office” supplies and tools:

Pig-farmer and his assistants:

"Assistants" on duty

“Assistants” on duty

Slowly but surely, we are getting the old, delapidated fence out in preparation for the new!

Removing fence posts

Removing fence posts

I am thankful for our freedoms!!

About Marla Rose

This blog documents our farm life in central Illinois with photographs, experiences, and a dash of cooking. Pour a cup of coffee and enjoy sharing part of our lives!
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6 Responses to Independence Day!

  1. bhoyt10 says:

    Great office view! Enjoy!

  2. says:

    What is Mr. Pig Farmer growing out in those fields? And what is fruit pizza?

    • Mr. Pig Farmer is removing old, rotten fence in preparation for building new fence for our pasture. The field of corn doesn’t belong to us … thus the need to have good fencing for our critters! 😉

      Fruit pizza is wonderful and easy. Buy a roll of Pillsbury sugar cookie dough and press it into a 9×13 cake pan or pizza pan (well-greased). Bake as directed. Let cool. Mix 8 oz cream cheese with powdered sugar (I just add until it looks/tastes right…), at least a cup or more. Spread over cookie dough. Top with strawberry glaze, if desired. Add fresh fruit of choice (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries are all divine!). Top with whipping cream as served!

      • says:

        Thanks for the recipe! Never heard of fruit pizza. Yahoo Mail isn’t working at the moment so I sent myself a comment on my own blog with the recipe (comments are moderated so it won’t show up).

      • You are welcome to show the recipe if you like. Take a picture after you make it to post! I forgot to do that. The one I made on the 4th was patriotic, too … red strawberries and blueberries on the white, cream cheese base!

  3. says:

    I’m glad you replied cuz that stunt of sending myself a comment on my own blog didn’t work! So I hadda come back and copy it AGAIN.

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