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


Monday, April 30, 2012


 Chilly morning, but bright.
 Off with the sheets as the temperature was heading toward 60.
 After chores I threw down some hay for Gary to stack in the feed room.  Our loft area is huge and has a capacity for up to 1500 bales.  Sure don't need that many anymore.  As it is, I'm going to have quite a few left from last season.
 Unfortunately, the sun did not hang out for long.
 Dropped Phoebe and Gucci off at the groomers and went over to Agapes.  Just a light workout as I really overdid it this past weekend.
 Picked up the girls at two and they were very happy to see me.

 So nice to have water back in the canal.
 Took it easy for a little while.  Invited Randy and Arlene over for a Swedish dinner.
Since it was raining, I put the horses in early.  Earlier, I tried something new.  Opened Berlin's exterior door and the gate to the back stall so both horses could go in and out whenever....
Want them to get used to going in and out day and night, so when it's hot this summer they don't have to be locked in.  Tonight I put Abbe next to Berlin in the back stall.  Hopefully she will get used to it, and pretty soon they can be wherever they want.

 Maybe a heatwave will arrive soon so the pups won't be too cold.

 For dinner, we had korv (homemade Swedish sausage), mashed regular/sweet potatoes, a carrot and apple salad, Arlene brought rolls and applesauce (the pictures were terrible).
 Dessert was homemade rice pudding.
 After dinner we played Sequence.  Arlene and I were on a roll.
 But no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  We ended up losing AGAIN.
Night all.


  1. Love those shots of Abbe!
    Wishing you warmer weather. I'm headed to New Orleans in the morning (for work). It's supposed to be hot and humid there.... ugh.

  2. Finally getting caught up with you. Ugh on Abbe, but better a demon you know... LOVE the drumming during the race! The picture of the sunset through the cherry (?) tree is fantastic.

  3. I shall come less often in may and june, but I shall not forget you !

  4. The pups look so adorable!

    I think it's a great idea to get the horses used to coming and going as they please. It will help deal with the heat and insects.

  5. The girls do look so sweet all fresh and groomed!


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