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


Saturday, January 24, 2015

Celebrating the Life of Yahya....

Hurried through chores as I decided to join the drummers at a celebration of life in Rochester at the Frederick Douglass Rescource Center.
 Had just enough time to put some fresh pellet bedding in Abbe's stall.  Do you use pellets?

 Very grey, but quiet and approaching 30 degrees.
 I picked up Jackie at 9:30 and we made it to the Center by 10.
 We set up in a large hall, where the reception was going to take place after the service.

The acoustics made us sound like machine guns instead of drums.

 There was one section during the service where drumming was done in the auditorium.

It sounded much better there.

 Yahya's life was truly celebrated...he did so much for the community.
 Home around 1:45, then turned right around and drove to Wegmans to pick up groceries for dinner tomorrow night.  Our monthly meal with the Cretneys and Kleins.

Chores at 5:15.

 Then we went down to Barber's for dinner.
Gary had a burger and I had a salad.
 Barber's is a real townie bar.  Tin ceiling, still looks like it did in the old days.
Now there are walls of televisions tuned in to basketball games among other things....and a dart board... and a juke box full of great music.

 Sidney's got the right idea.
Night all.


  1. I use a mix of shavings and pellets for Lucy. She really likes sleeping in shavings but I love the absorbancy of pellets.

  2. I've never tried those pellets, they seem so hard. Do they really work well?

  3. Are the pellets expensive in your area? I would think it would be a tidy way to keep things, but definitely out of price range here. I've never heard of such a thing being shipped up (but who knows?). Nice that you participated in the Celebration of Life. Time passes so quickly.

  4. The key to using pellets, is making sure you soak them first. I put a couple of bags in a wheel barrow, add several buckets of water, and stir with a rake. Within 10 minutes they fluff up and make great bedding. No, it is not all wet. I imagine if you don't soak them, they feel like little stones on the soles of the horses feet...but they do eventually break down.

  5. What a beautiful tribute - music becomes the soul...


  6. Barber's looks like a place I would love to eat.


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