July 4th

Three years ago the grand kids painted bird house gourds on July 4th, while waiting for the fireworks.  All took them home but one; the 15 year old at the time, thought he was too old to hang a hand painted gourd in his back yard. This year mother wren selected the lone gourd for … Continue reading July 4th

July 4th Campfire

After a full day of swimming, boating, fishing, rope swinging into the lake, decorating the parade trailer, riding in the parade, badminton, feasting on bar-be-qued pulled pork and chicken wings, it's time to relax around the campfire, roast marsh mellows, eat s'mores, and watch FIREWORKS! What a great holiday ... my personal favorite. Thought for … Continue reading July 4th Campfire

Sparklers on Steroids

Whoa, look at the sparks fly!  What is this?  A Fourth of July sparkler, grinding wheel, welder?  No, none of these ... just a ball of steel wool tied to a string that I swung over my head after setting it on fire. I never knew steel wool was flammable, but it ignites fairly easily. … Continue reading Sparklers on Steroids