Rebel, July 4th, 2019 at Forrestel Farm

Rebel, July 4th, 2019 at Forrestel Farm
“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” — Elliott Erwitt


Sunday, July 26, 2009


Can't sleep when the sun is out, so I got up around 6:30.

Gucci was patiently waiting in the rocking chair until we went outside.

Even when Gary helps me, I lolligag around until about 9...

The ponies were all settled out in the pasture...

So I decided to go to Java with Gary for breakfast.

I had the usual...poached eggs on whole wheat toast with homefries and a small OJ.
Then, headed over to the Brockport Farm Market. This is the first time I remembered to take some photos.

It is a very social place and we see many of our friends there. Can you find DJ?

Everything looked so good, I could have purchased one of each.

As the weeks progress, there is more and more local produce. Today I bought peaches and cucumbers, totally forgetting to get tomatoes.

Early afternoon I did a little work in the gardens and was picking the big pasture when the weather changed and I got rained out.

Gary was under the porch roof of his barn. He takes the baling twine and makes strings that he uses to hang the garlic.

While I was in the house for a quick break, Phoebe was caught lounging in her favorite chair.
I could have fallen asleep at the kitchen table while I was reading the paper. Instead, I made myself go out and do evening chores.

When I got in, just before 6, the sun was shining in through the library windows.

As you can see, we have a pretty classic old farmhouse.

Once again, I thought about taking a serious nap, as Gary had harbor duty....instead I vacuumed the entire downstairs.

Took the masks off a little early so I could go in and take a shower.

Got in some couch time with very little TV eyes were closed. I woke up at 11:15 and put the horses in for the night. THAT'S WHEN I REMEMBERED that I had not posted anything for today! So here I am, and now I'm done. Night all!


  1. When I die I want to come back as YOU.
    That photo of Gary working with the baling twine and the garlic is a real classic. Beautiful.
    Hope your heart is healing.

  2. What a smashing day. That market looks an absolute delight. I'll show it to Ann later. She'll be green with envy.
    Regards, Mike and Ann.

  3. busy goings on at Skoog Farm!

  4. I'm always exhausted reading of your typical day's activities. I love the look of your home and the library is very inviting. The perfect place to read, write and relax. You'd be forgiven for not posting...we'd be there when you woke.


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