Living in a small town is just the best on the fourth. Our town does (one of the best) fireworks shows on the third, followed by a parade on the fourth. Rolling down main street is a nod to the slower pace of life here; tractors, old-fashioned cars, marching bands, and horses. My kids usually collect more candy from this parade than they do at halloween. I absolutly love it and sharing my lawn with some of our best friends!
Also I have been continuing to make bread from this book. Here is one of my whole wheat blueberry and strawberry loaf – I cut up the rest on the holiday and made some of the best french toast with it! Now that we have a break from the heat I may need to whip up another batch.