July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

I guess this is proof that even though you're broody,
you can still celebrate Independence Day...

Unfortunately, it's so hot and dry here that any "cooking out" will be done indoors this year...
and there will be no firework displays- they've all been cancelled until we get rain.

Lots of things are going on around here right now;
I just finished shearing all the sheep last week right 
before the record 100+ degree temperatures arrived,
and now we are right in the middle of harvesting honey from the bees.
Hopefully I can post about everything soon, but until then,
I'm going to try to spend a few days getting caught up with all my blog friends. 

Stay cool wherever you are and have a Happy 4th of July!


  1. Have a safe and happy Fourth!

  2. It is a HOT one. We are suppose to reach 100 here today. At least we had 20 minutes of rain yesterday which helped the corn fields.
    Enjoy your day!

  3. Maybe the hens will have a little celebration~looks like the party started!
    Love you~

  4. What a cute and patriotic chic!

    Happy Independence day to you too!!

    I'm looking forward to reading all about the honey extraction this year :)


  5. Happy Independence Day. We will most likely stay indoors until evening when it cools down a bit.

  6. Now how smart you are to put a hat on this chick!! Cute!

    No fireworks here either, or cookouts ~ hot dogs on the George Foreman grill. :)

    Have a happy fourth!

  7. Love the patriotic hat you added to your chicken's photo. We are not used to this kind of heat here in the northeast. An inside BBQ sounds like the right idea. Have a wonderful 4th.

  8. So cute! Hope you are enjoying your 4th, if you all are like us, being farmers, you might just be chilling out getting some R&R! ~smile~
    give Lily a hug for me!

  9. I would LOVE to stay cool...tell me how?! -smile-
    I'm going out early to chop thistles; never ending job. I stayed home today, tried to stay cool. Almost succeeded too - grin -

  10. Awwww! A Patriotic Chic!!Hahahaaa!
    Love the photo Paula!
    Sounds like y'all are hard at it!
    Take care!!

  11. That little guy looks like how I feel,lol, too much heat out there folks! Richard from the Amish settlement of Lebanon,pa

  12. Wow, sounds like you've been a busy girl, Paula - looking forward to (s)hearing all about it!

  13. That's cute! Sorry about the heat. It seems rather pervasive this summer. :(

  14. Cute!! The sheep must be so glad you got to them last week!! Bring on the breeze! I'm going out to the coup to dress up a chicken! :)

  15. JUST PRECIOUS!!! Oh my gosh, cutest picture award!

  16. Just love your Yankee Doodle Chicken! That hat is just the cat's meow!
    Blessings from a former Knoxvillian!

  17. Such a cute photo! Hope you had a great Fourth, Paula. Wow, you had quite the job getting the sheep sheared before the temps rose, and now working on the bee hives! Glad you liked my post about the agave! I need some kind of cane crusher to extract the sweet juice from the agave canes in spring and also the sorghum cane I plan to grow. Any suggestions for something small-scale and relatively inexpensive?


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