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, December 15, 2018

Rebel Was A Star...

Grey, ugly, mild and muddy.

 The good news...99% of the snow was gone.

 After chores I went down to Wegmans and when I got home Jenny and Scott
were out in the grooming room with Susie Sweeting Armstrong and her 10 year old 
daughter Aiden (yesterday at the reception after the service for her Grampa
we found out that she is wild about horses).
 Jenny grabbed Rebel and they started off with a good grooming.
 I brought Berlin in to see how she looked under her blanket and discovered that she had hives!  4 years ago she went through this and was covered.  If she does not improve I just might have to go through the same program that I did back then.
I have a feeling that there is something in our pasture that she is getting into.  Now that the snow is gone, something is weird.

Anyway, Jenny, Scott and Aiden were lucky not to have their boots sucked off on the way to the indoor.
 This was Aiden's first experience on a horse and Jenny gave her some good tips.
 They walked and trotted a little at the end.  Rebel had not been ridden since October and he was absolutely perfect.  He would follow Jenny wherever she went, but also listened to Aiden.

 When Aiden was finished, Jenny rode for a few minutes.
I can't say enough about this horse,  he is so well trained and sweet.
Forrestal Farm has done an amazing job with him.

I have a follower who has been reading my Journal for years and she always remembers to send me (and my four legged buddies) a Christmas Card.
Thank you Ellen!  This is a beauty.
 I had chore duty tonight.

  I'll be anxious to see how Berlin looks in the morning.
She did not look worse this evening.

I'm really enjoying those heated seats in my temporary wheels.
 We had chicken salad on greens with poppy seed dressing for dinner
and I made a pot of chicken stock for soup.
We sure get a lot of meals out of one Rotisserie chicken from Wegmans.
That's it for now.
Night all.

I had some note cards made from a photo of our sign!
Who knows!  Maybe we will send some out...


  1. So nice of you all to have Aiden over and introduce her to the horses. Rebel is a dream. What a great guy you have there. It's too bad you can't buy him from the farm he came from.

    Wonder what's causing the hives. Poor Berlin that must feel miserable.

  2. A wee ginger kitten with the horses, that is the loveliest card.


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