A Most Extraordinary Fellow

You have probably guessed by now that our Forrest has an extraordinary personality.  He's very independent and spends many hours outside.  If we are inside the house during the daytime, he chooses to remain outside adventuring around the farm.  He never wanders far from the house - but he always finds some way to amuse himself.  When we are outside, he follows us around - making up games, always playing.  

He spends a lot of time with all of the animals... running with the horses,

and snuggling with Pete.

These two have such a special relationship.  Forrest truly doesn't bother with any of the other barn cats... just Pete.  And Pete always seeks out Forrest's company.

When we stop by the pond to feed the ducks, Forrest jumps right in and swims out to them.

Weeding flower beds can be a challenge with this guy who likes to position himself in the middle of the action.

Yesterday, while I was out working in the garden in front of Maven Haven, I glanced to my left, only to find Forrest on top of the pirate ship, curious about the sliding board.

After considering his options, he decided that the ramp might be the best option.

This was the first time he had ever ventured up there by himself.  He's fearless!!

Meanwhile... at the shed...

the garden is starting to fill in with all of the previously planted perennials.  In a few weeks, this little space will be awash with color.

Now, its a tiny canvas of green with accents of yellow,


and  white,

with one pop of red.

I can't tell you how happy I am to be back in the garden.  We've been making good use of each herb and vegetable as it emerges.  Fresh mint made into tea, parsley, chives, and thyme in my cooking.  I made another batch of rhubarb crisp - delicious!
Yesterday's big surprise was the first handful of asparagus - asparagus, onion, baby kale and havarti cheese omelet for breakfast.


Rena said…
Pete and Forrest are too precious! Pete is a big cat!
jaz@octoberfarm said…
i love pete and forrest together.
Sally said…
I am so happy Pete and Forrest get along, They sure are good buddy's. I love the pictures of the two of them.
Eileen in Fla. said…
So interesting to see Forrest use his decision-making skills to choose slide vs. ramp. Animals are so much smarter than we give them credit for.
Marcia LaRue said…
I absolutely love that picture of Forrest laying his head on Pete's back! Talk about the odd couple ... they are the best!
Enjoy your day!!
Wow...Forrest is really getting big....love the pictures of him with Pete. And your flowers are so beautiful....already. Spring is in the air and looks just wonderful at your place!