Our Flag and What it Means

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Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain (now officially known as the United Kingdom). Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States.   credit
During theAmerican Revolution, the legal separation of the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congressvoted to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Vir…

Food Storage: How to Wax & Store Cheese

Do you like cheese?  I know if you followed me for awhile you know that by the amount of recipes that include cheese.  I found this video from Janie Pendleton an online friend.  
Brilliant idea and I can't wait to try it.  Friends out there that make your own cheese do you wax it?

     The snow has finally melted and temps around here yesterday were in the high 60's to 70 degrees.  Beautiful weather, a little windy around Hibiscus House though.
     The damage from the snow/ice storm wasn't so bad.  I had to repair the tops of my chicken pens.
I did lose Patty Partridge my oldest broody mother hen.  She and one smaller hen were crushed with a foot of solid ice that fell.  Patty was a favorite and will be missed.  The smallest hen has survived and seems to be doing well.

In the kitchen this week
This week we have featured
Oven Roasted Rack of Pork

Garlic Smashed Potatoes

We baked two different variations of Banana Cake.   Recipes coming soon.
While we were baking evaluated baking pans.  Results coming soon.

     Today we're traveling to one of our favorite meat markets to buy a supply of the best!  I'll get to enjoy being with one of my daughters and grandson.  I'm smiling!

     I'll be working on some very interesting Spotlight Stories that will be coming soon!  Excited about that!

     I will be busy in the sewing creating room for awhile now.  Have many things to make in a short time.  Let the fun begin!

     Tomorrow is Farmgirl Friday so come back to read lots of interesting links.  It always amazes me the things that you can learn from others.

Spring is on the way and dirt will be on my gloves soon.  I can't stand dirt under my fingernails but it's alright on my gloves! Hope your day is wonderful and I'll be back tomorrow.


  1. Sorry to hear about your chickens :(

    1. Hi Sandra,
      Thank you. It is sad to lose any of them isn't it? I think that I'm beginning to realize why my grandparents didn't name theirs.

  2. I'm so sorry about your chickens. Thank you for sharing this at the HomeAcre Hop; I hope you'll join us again this Thursday.
    Kathi at Oak Hill Homestead


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