We're not doing anything special today. We're not traveling anywhere, we're not shooting off fireworks, we're not doing anything out of the ordinary. But we ARE celebrating independence in our own modest way.
We're working. We're in the middle of a production run of 300 pieces, pulling together the inventory I'll need for my annual sales trip to Portland coming up toward the end of the month. We independently created a business that provides income.
I milked Polly this morning. Got 1.25 gallons. We are independent of buying milk from the store.
We picked strawberries again yesterday evening. Got about eleven pounds. So we are independent of buying strawberries.
I watered the garden. We are growing beans, corn, potatoes, fruit, broccoli, brussels sprouts, onions, herbs, peppers, tomatoes, lettuce, spinach, carrots, melons, pumpkins, etc. It provides independence from purchasing those items.
We fed the bull and made sure the livestock had fresh water. We are entirely independent of buying beef.
We fed and watered the chickens. We are independent of buying chicken meat and eggs.
Our girls went to their job. They are learning to be independent young women.
This is what we did (or are doing) today. How is everyone else celebrating?