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


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

I'm Not Into Hot And Muggy...

It was looking steamy from the get go.

 Abbe and Berlin wanted to be by the fan.

 As soon as chores were finished I started mowing the lawn and had to take a break to work on some campaign issues.

After lunch I decided that I should really start using up some of those plums Gary picked yesterday, and started a batch of chutney.
First I mixed cider vinegar with brown and white sugar until it was all dissolved.
 Then I cut up around 4 cups of plums

 and dumped them into the pot along with a medium onion, apricots, yellow raisins, salt, mustard seed 
and finally, an apple.
 Brought it to a boil, then turned it down and simmered until it thickened.
So delicious.  Will be perfect next to some grilled chicken or pork.
 While I was at it, decided to make some stuffed cabbage out of the leftover Spanish Rice.

 For a short period of time the sky turned grey and we had a few sprinkles with a major load of thunder.
 At 5:30 we drove down to the Village where a reception was being held at The Center for the new college president.
 Margay (the Mayor of our Village) and Ulpi arrived at the same time.
 Many college and community members were in attendance.
Do you recognize Topper?  He is shaking hands with Dr. Heidi Macpherson, the guest of honor.
 Annie was having a conversation with her husband, who was originally from Scotland.

 I really look forward to all that she is bringing to SUNY Brockport.
 Doug and Gary both worked at the college back in the day....
 and my first teaching job was at the Campus School ('66).
Mary's husband teaches in the Biology at the college and Annie's husband has a medical practice in town.  Our Campaign for Change is just getting off the ground and being visible participants in this community is very important to all of us. (Thank you Dianne H. for sending me this photo).
 We left around 7, just as the sun was starting to go down.
 Chores at 7:30.  The girls were hot.

 It was dark by the time we had dinner.
 A cucumber salad, stuffed cabbage with leftover Spanish Rice and a slice of homemade bread.
Just what the Doctor ordered.
Night all.


  1. I don't know how you manage to get all the activities accomplished in this heat. 93 and really humid here today. Just not my kind of weather. We have all been fine. Just very busy.

  2. Another hot one passes by. Phew.

  3. We don't get muggy and we are muggy!!
    Lily & Edward

  4. Oh the chutney sounds divine! I love those plums! Have you ever made a plum tatin? I made one a few years ago that I still think about. I got caught in a huge thunderstorm in about the worst spot, down a windy heavily wooded road. The good news was how quickly it broke the humidity.


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