Behind the scenes of a TV shoot

Posted by Francesca

Thursday was really busy at the farm.  Martha was home that day, but instead of relaxing, she was hard at work, as usual.  There were photo shoots going on for the magazine and the TV crew was there for some gardening segments.  Here are some photos from behind the scenes of the television shoot with Martha making a new bed for alium bulbs.  Personally, I kind of like all the excitement!

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First a magazine shoot and now a TV shoot - keeping up with Martha is a challenge!  Sharkey went in for a nap, but I like all this action.

1 First a magazine shoot and now a TV shoot - keeping up with Martha is a challenge! Sharkey went in for a nap, but I like all this action.

Shaun, it's OK for gardeners to have a little dirt under their nails.  I really like listening in on pre-production meetings.

2 Shaun, it's OK for gardeners to have a little dirt under their nails. I really like listening in on pre-production meetings.

Ahhh - Gary Nardilla!  Now here's one director of photography who really knows how to treat the talent!

3 Ahhh - Gary Nardilla! Now here's one director of photography who really knows how to treat the talent!

A little to the right, please.

4 A little to the right, please.

Oh yes! That's the SPOT!!

5 Oh yes! That's the SPOT!!

That machine is coming this way?  OK Martha, I'll move.

6 That machine is coming this way? OK Martha, I'll move.

Look at Martha operating that sod cutter!  She likes to try everything.

7 Look at Martha operating that sod cutter! She likes to try everything.

That thing's a bit loud - I'll watch from over here.

8 That thing's a bit loud - I'll watch from over here.

Oh my - now she's using a tiller.  I think Martha will stop at nothing!!

9 Oh my - now she's using a tiller. I think Martha will stop at nothing!!

Comments (6)

  • Hello Ladies,
    Out planting onions with Mama Martha. Sharkey, are you camera shy? Franny seems to be in more photo shots as of late. Just so you aren't home sick!!!! Martha is always planning and getting ready for the garden and you girls up early for the photo shoot. It is only 4 degrees here so I cannot imagine being outside--only in front of the fire all day. Have a great day. I think it is a snuggle day for me.
    Love & licks,
    Basil

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    Well it’s Monday again. Had a wonderful weekend with lots of walks with mommy and daddy. I even went to the store with mama in the car. The car wasn’t as loud as that machinery Martha was using, but it did get the job done. I don’t blame you one bit for backing off; I don’t like loud noises either. It really looks as if you enjoy living on the farm; know I would. So much to see and things to do.
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • I love that your mommie Martha gets in there and tries it all...well you Francesca get kudos for being there...and where was that white princess Sharkey? napping? yes, another fruitful and action filled day of a magazine shoot at Martha's....

  • Hi everyone: Oh Boy!! What a great Sunday I had. Momma and Daddy took me to PetSmart for my beauty spa treatment. I had a wonderful bath with a special conditioner and cologne. My mom asked the lady if they had a holiday fragrance and they did. It was Sugar Cookie. When they came back for me, I was all dry, my nails were done and I was just as soft as could be and I smelled like a giant sugar cookie. Then we stayed at the store to get my picture taken with Santa Paws. I was very excited and happy. I met lots of pups and especially a big great dane who said that I smelled delicious. Gosh, he sure was sooo big, but he was friendly and very nice. People paid me compliments and said how soft and good-smelling I was. What a happy day and real active too. Momma said she loved the picture of me with Santa. I was smiling.

    Hey Francesca watch out for all those noisy machines. They can be real scary and bad for you.
    Sharkey was right to stay in and have a nap.

    I'm still exhausted from my Sunday of fun and excitement, so I will have my mid-morning nap. Take care and see ya later. Love, Gracyn.

  • Francesca you certainly are the best producer's assistant around. What would they do without you to make sure everything is running smoothly? Sharkeygirl I hope you are feeling OK because we haven't seen much of you lately. You haven't even been posting blogs stories lately. I like it best when it's the two of you. After all, you girls are the Frenchie Dynamic Duo! :lol:

  • Hi Girl Friends, Hey, Sharkey, why didn't you join Franny following Martha during her planting episode? Were you just too tired or just bored?! Franny, you sure look like you had fun following Martha and her crew during the planting. I'm sure I would love to follow Martha and you anywhere you go. Great pictures today! Love, Dudley Do Right xoxo

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