Since we live in a small town, our gatherings tend to be pretty informal and I never quite know what to expect. On July 4, we all hung out up on Main Street at a building we have and watched the town go by all day long and into the night.
On Labor Day this year, we went out to our little pond north of town. We have a small camper we take out that we can plug in to use the frig and have water. And this year, thank the Lord, we have water in the pond.
Here's a glimpse into our country cookout.
We were able to make a little fire and use it to cook our wild hog link sausages and hog/deer burgers (I didn't get pictures but they tasted great!).
Brady was able to go on his very first john boat ride.
All was fun and games for about the first 20 minutes until he realized his step-grandpa was planning on hand trimming all of the little trees that had grown out in the pond when it was dry during the drought.
About this time I hear him shout from across the pond, "Mom, I'm trapped and he won't bring me back!"
This very loud complaining went on another 20 minutes before they finally came back to shore. Then he promptly flopped down for some homemade lemonade. Whew!
Here's some country cooking I did for the shin-dig, which all tasted pretty good I think. The okra and cukes were from the garden.
|Garlic Parmesan pull-apart.|
|Stewed okra and tomatoes.|
|Homemade potato salad.|
Mostly, we had a fun and different kind of day. Gosh, wonder what Thanksgiving will bring? How do you like to spend holidays? What special things do you and your family do?