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Summer in Maine

July 4th, 2018

Summer in Maine is short and sweet, we try to make the most of it by spending as much time outside as possible. The Fourth of July is spent at the lake with our neighbors, swimming, boating, watching the parade, eating chicken BBQ from the local fire dept….a perfect day all around.

What are you plants to celebrate the Fourth of July?

Fourth of July Fun

July 6th, 2016

On the Fourth of July, we spent the day at our neighbor’s family’s camp on Lake St. George. First off, Mr Chiots was in the boat parade. Our neighbor used his vintage boat to tow Mr Chiots in his sailboat (no sails, sporting flags instead). It’s a fun little community event that is getting better and better every year!
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After the parade we enjoyed the BBQ chicken from the local volunteer fire dept (of which Mr Chiots is a member) and then we sat by the lake, relaxed, went for boat ride, and Mr Chiots sailed, and sailed, and sailed.
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It was a fun and relaxing day spent in the company of family and friends, just as it should be. Being on a lake on the Fourth of July is just as American as apple pie.

How did you celebrate this patriotic holiday?

Friday Favorite: Patriotic Holidays

July 4th, 2014

For some reason I really love a patriotic holiday, not sure why, it’s just something I’ve always loved.  Perhaps it’s because I like see flags so much.  I hope if you are here in the US you enjoy a nice celebration whatever that means for you.  Mr Chiots is off cooking chicken for the fire department barbecue.
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We’ll have good food with good friends and we might even see a few fireworks. Truly the perfect way to celebrate!

What’s your favorite way to celebrate summer holidays?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.