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


Tuesday, July 26, 2011


 Look at who helped me with chores this morning.
 When there are three of us, we really fly.

 There was a chance of rain today, but we did not see any.
 L'orange loves to take naps under the kitchen table.  He is by far, the cat most interested in being in the house.

Class today.  Ariana painted this sign a couple of weeks ago.  Get it?
 Judy worked on her first drawing in colored pencil.
 Donna was working on another birthday book for her grandson.
 Tina started a new drawing...of a dog.
 After class I had lunch, then went out and mowed a couple of pastures.

 Gary put up an old screen door for me.  It will let lots of fresh air in for Jill's three cats who have taken up residence in the tack/grooming room.  She wants to confine them for a couple of weeks so they don't run away.  It's not perfect, but will work just fine.
 Made a couple of jars of fresh cucumber pickles.
 Contemplated taking a nap, but hadn't thought of anything to have for dinner yet and it was almost 4pm.
 My buddies napped for me.

 Only the back pasture left to mow.
 Spoke to Steph on the phone and then went out to do evening chores.
 I can't get over the way grass has filled in the front paddock.  Fine with me, it's so much nicer.  Mowed it today too.
 So here's dinner.  I made pasta with olive oil and a couple of cheeses and a side of red sauce for those who wanted to indulge.  Daniela and Finn love Ceaser Salad.  Then, I prepared some peas that we had gotten at the market.  I cooked them in the pods and they got a real kick out of removing the peas.

 They must have been starving, as they all cleaned their plates.

 Cooper must have eaten at least 20 pods full of peas. 
 I'm so glad they liked them.

 After dinner the kids held a few races.
Then they went out to the outdoor arena and played in the sand.

 By then it was around 9pm and dark.  I took off the ponie's masks and tucked them in for the night.

 I am really enjoying Belle.  She is a very beautiful girl.

On the way out of the paddock I caught a few shots in the dark.

 No shoes or sand in the house please.
Another busy day.  Are Finn and Coop going to stay at the farm or go home?  They went home.
Night all.


  1. Looks like a great time at the farm with everyone there. Love seeing the dogs and cats napping. Too cute.

  2. I always love to see L'Orange.
    The kids must be having the best summer ever.

  3. What a lovely day at your farm with all your loved ones around. I love the proxy sleepers, LOL. And your onion and garlic crops in your header photo are brilliant! Have a great day Lori. Jo

  4. What a lovely day at your farm with all your loved ones around. I love the proxy sleepers, LOL. And your onion and garlic crops in your header photo are brilliant! Have a great day Lori. Jo

  5. Beautiful family...

    Love seeing L'orange happily settled in. What a difference a year has made in his life.

    More cats on the farm...barn cats?

  6. L'Orange knows what it's like not to have a home, so he is making sure that he sticks close to the one he has now. He is just such a cool cat. Sounds like you had one more in a long progression of lovely days at Skoog Farm.

  7. Enjoyed the videos! What fun to be young and have such a fabulous place to play. L'Orange on the bed is priceless. He is really sacked out.

  8. This is what I call a loong marathon- day...wonderful so much action , so many fun and happy kids, so much creativity, so many animals, soo many furries, soooo many people and sooooooo much and wonderful Italian Dinner....!!

    Bravissima; cara cuoca!!!!

    ( Lori, the nutmeg-Beauty is not my horse, the blacky not either; but i really would love to find now a horse for me again....patience...I'll find it; 'til then and hopefully for another looong time I've got my Sheylah..)

    ciao ciao elvira


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