Preparing to Leave for East Hampton

Posted by Sharkey

By the time you read this, Franny and I will already be in East Hampton with Martha for a fun-filled weekend.  Before we left, we Frenchies had chores to do.  Martha instructed us to go to the vegetable garden and pick lots of wonderful things to make healthy and delicious meals with.  Picking most things is easy for us because we don’t have to bend down like people do.

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Franny, Martha wants us to pick vegetables to take to East Hampton for the weekend.  Let's pick a variety of things.

1 Franny, Martha wants us to pick vegetables to take to East Hampton for the weekend. Let's pick a variety of things.

These green beans look great.

2 These green beans look great.

And I just love how yellow this squash is.

3 And I just love how yellow this squash is.

Sharkey, the cilantro is bright and bushy.  Martha likes to add it to her healthy green juice mix.

4 Sharkey, the cilantro is bright and bushy. Martha likes to add it to her healthy green juice mix.

The ruby Swiss chard will go nicely with tonight's dinner menu.

5 The ruby Swiss chard will go nicely with tonight's dinner menu.

And so will a platter of sliced sweet tomatoes!

6 And so will a platter of sliced sweet tomatoes!

Sharkey, I'll pick some of these super sweet spoon tomatoes, which Martha loves to pop in her mouth!

7 Sharkey, I'll pick some of these super sweet spoon tomatoes, which Martha loves to pop in her mouth!

And to go with all of those great tomatoes, I will pick lots and lots of fragrant basil.

8 And to go with all of those great tomatoes, I will pick lots and lots of fragrant basil.

Franny, don't bother to pick any of this corn because it's ornamental and it's for the autumn holidays.  We'll buy sweet corn from a farm stand in Long Island, instead.

9 Franny, don't bother to pick any of this corn because it's ornamental and it's for the autumn holidays. We'll buy sweet corn from a farm stand in Long Island, instead.

Wow, Franny!  We sure picked a lot of great looking produce.  And we packed it so nicely in coolers.

10 Wow, Franny! We sure picked a lot of great looking produce. And we packed it so nicely in coolers.

Look, Sharkey!  There are even lots of fresh eggs, which I collected from the chicken coop.  I have a feeling that this will be one delicious weekend.

11 Look, Sharkey! There are even lots of fresh eggs, which I collected from the chicken coop. I have a feeling that this will be one delicious weekend.

Oh hi, Uncle Carlos.  I'm all ready to go now.

12 Oh hi, Uncle Carlos. I'm all ready to go now.

Hey!  Where's Uncle Carlos?  I hope he didn't leave me behind.

13 Hey! Where's Uncle Carlos? I hope he didn't leave me behind.

Uncle Carlos!

14 Uncle Carlos!

Where is everybody?

15 Where is everybody?

Oh, there you are Uncle Carlos.  I was afraid you forgot about me!

16 Oh, there you are Uncle Carlos. I was afraid you forgot about me!

Comments (9)

  • A Frenchie weekend in the Hamptons, must be nice. How wonderful it must be to grow such delicious and healthy food. One day soon I hope to add a small garden and grow healthy food as well.

    *Ahem* It seems like someone is missing from the trip namely your little brother GK. Were you two trying to ditch out on him again? I bet he hops aboard just as you're pulling away just to tease the two of you. :lol:

    Have a great weekend everyone! :smile:

  • Good Morning F & S

    Looks like you picked lots of yummy stuff to take on your trip. I'm sure you'll have a wonderful weekend with your moma.

    Well our weekend has started out great. Our family arrived safely from Oregon and Sophie's leg is nothing serious :)

    I was really pissed last night I wasn't allowed to sleep with our guests had to sleep with mom and dad. I just wanted to snuggle with Bella but NO. However, tonight I have plans to sneak up the steps, already figured out my route ;)

    Have a great weekend everyone!!!

    Zoe

  • Hello Ladies,
    Looks like a yummy and fun weekend ahead. It's a good thing you brought eggs from the hen house, not those eggs with bacteria that are for sale in stores.Is little brother going along, or is it just you girls? I am sure he is out and about on the farm getting into trouble and will board at the last minute. We are doing some gardening of our own this weekend--more canning!!!
    Have a great weekend and keep cool!!!
    Love & licks,
    Basil

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    As I’ve said before, I don’t do vegetables but mommy and daddy sure do. I thought I overheard them say that there were some in my food, but I can’t taste them. They are really hidden from me. I’ll bet GK doesn’t do them either. I hope you have a good weekend and get plenty of rest after having to pick, and pack, all those things you’ll be taking along. It is going to be another hot one today; heat index of 105 yesterday and expected to be higher today. Come on fall; can’t wait.
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • Have a fun filled wonderful weekend. The pics are sooooooo beautiful, this is always such a nice ray of sunshine to read the blogs and oh my gosh the pics are awesome. Thank you, for sharing.

  • Hi Francesca and Sharkey: You two sure work hard in the garden. All that checking out the veggies and herbs and picking and packing them too. Your Uncle Carlos sure does love both of you. Sharkey, did you really think you would get left behind? I think not! Be careful about eating too many veggies cause they will give you the runs! I'm not to crazy about veggies, but momma will sometimes give me a couple of peas and few bites of sweet potato. I love sweet potato. I like to eat beans too, but momma says if I eat too many I will have gas. I didn't know what that was and then momma and daddy told me. I thought it was real funny. Sometimes I have it anyway and I didn't eat any beans. Oh well.....

    It is hot today. I cannot wait for cooler times here in NC. Want to play in my backyard and I want it now. Momma says it is too hot and the flying bugs bother all of us.

    Well, have a wonderful weekend everyone. Zoe - I'm glad to hear that there is nothing bad in Sophie's leg. Take care. See ya later. Love, Gracyn.

  • Aw, have a super weekend girls!

    Chase a squirrel or two. :)

    gail

  • What Yummy veggies! you lucky dogs you! I mean the lucky people who get to eat them...yea Uncle Carlos is lucky too...should be a nice weekend for you all...we just had a storm go through and the yard had just been cleaned up...now it's full of branches...guess we know what we will be doing this weekend...like I said, lucky dogs!

  • Hi Girl Friends & G.K., You two girls sure did a great job of gathering all of those delicious vegetables to take to East Hampton. Where was G.K.? Didn't he help you and go with you? We looked at the twitpics Kevin posted and G.K. was no where to be seen. It was easy to see you two had fun, especially walking on the beautiful beach with Martha amd Susan. How many of the vegetables did you eat? My Mom adds lots to my daily food and I love them. Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+

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