The Lawn Rakes Are Out!

Posted by Francesca

We Frenchies were wondering what the farm crew has been up to, so we took a little walk to find out.  It's so nice to think that winter is nearly over and that spring chores have begun.  However, more snow is expected today and that does not make us happy.

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Francesca, let's go and see what the guys are up to.

1 Francesca, let's go and see what the guys are up to.

Hi, Wilmer!  I see you're busy cleaning out the lily beds.  You're doing a good job cutting everything back.

2 Hi, Wilmer! I see you're busy cleaning out the lily beds. You're doing a good job cutting everything back.

I'll just lie here and watch you work.  I'm fairly sure that once the beds are clean, you guys will blanket them with a generous layer of that amazing black compost.

3 I'll just lie here and watch you work. I'm fairly sure that once the beds are clean, you guys will blanket them with a generous layer of that amazing black compost.

Sharkey, what do you suppose all of these little piles are?

4 Sharkey, what do you suppose all of these little piles are?

There seem to be several all across the lawn.

5 There seem to be several all across the lawn.

Oh, I see!  The guys are giving the lawn a rejuvenating spring raking.

6 Oh, I see! The guys are giving the lawn a rejuvenating spring raking.

Chhewang, raking in the spring is important to fluff the grass after being flattened by winter's snow.  It also removes the thatch, allowing for new blades of grass to grow easily.

7 Chhewang, raking in the spring is important to fluff the grass after being flattened by winter's snow. It also removes the thatch, allowing for new blades of grass to grow easily.

You guys really work well together, and in doing so, you cover lots of ground.

8 You guys really work well together, and in doing so, you cover lots of ground.

Say, Sharkey!  Do you feel like a game of chase?

9 Say, Sharkey! Do you feel like a game of chase?

How about I just nip you on the leg?

10 How about I just nip you on the leg?

Grrrrrr!!!!

11 Grrrrrr!!!!

Circle around in opposite directions!

12 Circle around in opposite directions!

I've got you this time, Frannie!

13 I've got you this time, Frannie!

I'm right on your little tailless butt!

14 I'm right on your little tailless butt!

Comments (13)

  • Hello Girls & Glue Squad Buddies,
    It really looks fantastic how you are with all the guys and having fun and working on the farm. It is good to see you, Francesca running and feeling so great. I can hardly wait to see your farm this spring and summer. Winter I don't think is over yet. We are hearing talk of a foot of snow for here in town over the weekend. More snow games. Yahoo! I am with you Abby, getting in the spirit of St. Patrick's Day. I helped Mom on card making yesterday and got to go on a walk with my new collar. I would like to be back in the Beginners class once again. Oh, the good old days (like a day ago), and now I have to really be minding. I am in intermediate training 101 with Dad. It really isn't what I had hoped it would be---it is hard work, but he gave me a B+. Pretty good, I think. I did well encountering friends on the walk and no incidents. Oh, and I got to have some Alaskan Bass last night. I think every one of you would love it---no bones, just the filets.
    Have a GEM of a day all.
    Love & licks,
    Ruby

  • oh what funny doggers you are..racing around..I miss not being able to run..tonite I can hardly walk..just all of a sudden after dinner I started really limping..James says he will carry me out to go to the bathroom..Just took some extra pain meds so maybe after they kick in I will feel better..meanwhile, this old girl is going to ask James to put her up on her couch and get some rest..will check back in later ..I love all you glue squaders,over and out, Cora-Belle... p.s., wish Lucinda would quit hovering over me and go to bed!

  • Good morning everyone,
    You girls are sure full of pep. Run, chase, relax. I am so happy to see everything is back to normal Francesca. I hope you don't have to go through that any more. I am sluggish today. I played hide and seek. I didn't see Ollie the Ox but i am so smart, I found all the biscuits that I hid. Maybe that is why I am sluggish cause I hid a lot of biscuits. Hehehehehehehe.
    We didn't get the snow yet that we are supposed to get today so I think I will do some deck time before it shows up.
    Later maniacs,
    Maddox

  • Morning Girls & Glue Squad, I bet both of you enjoyed watching Wilmer and the others start to get ready for spring. A new beginning of another season, yeah!!! That means more outside time for a longer period of time once the clocks get changed this weekend. Cora-Belle, hope you are feeling better this morning, Ruby, good job B+, it takes time but you will get it, the training all falls into place. Mom still from time to time, has to "refresh" my memory ;) . Maddox, glad you found all your biscuits and Ollie the ox didn't get to them first, hehe. It's raining now but temps are in the 40's, so maybe we will luck out and only get rain but things could change. Hope Zoe is behaving for Dad, bet she will have stories next week. Dudley Do Right, what's new with you? Rebel, how's things? Abby & James Dean, Mom hasn't said anything yet about St. Patrick's Day, but I'm sure she will get me something green to wear :) , Kitty, give Mom c/c, she must be tired of the snow this week. Riley, when do you start training? Hi Martha, Lucy, Molly & Jake, Kirby, Chloe. Hi Gail, Sonya & Lynn.

    Till next time,
    Missy Chow
    xoxo

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    Oh my, the wind is really bad here today. It started about ten last night and hasn’t stopped yet. When it’s blowing this hard, I don’t get to go out in the back yard. We have some really big pine trees there and some of the lower limbs are dead. Nothing wrong with the trees; just how big pine trees are. Mommy is afraid that one of those dead limbs will fall out and hit me. There are three limbs on the ground right now. Nothing big, but big enough to hurt me. So I’ll just stay indoors today and enjoy life with my Daddy. He wants me to get off of the computer so he can check on the dog race; The Iditarod.
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • Hi F,S,&GK+ Glue Squad, WOW! You two sweet girls sure did have fun being outside again and running all around the crew who loved seeing you! Francesca, I am so happy that you are enjoying playing with Sharkey and you look so much better! Be sure to say hi to GK and hope you get to see birthday boy Truman today and be sure to wish him Happy Birthday! Sweet Ruby, you sure are doing a great job following Dad's training 101 and I'll bet you are behaving better! Wonderful Cora-Belle, sure hope you are feeling better and glad Lucinda is taking such good care of you! Maddox, sure hope you are not too sluggish and can have a great day! Missy Chow, so glad you are feeling better and hope you have better weather, also! We have mostly had rain and clouds this week and could have sunshine this weekend! Kirby, sure hope you don't get hit by any branches and hope you are feeling well! Will check back to read more later! Have a great day all you buddies! Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+

  • Hello Ladies, and all our Glue Squad Buddies:
    It looks like so much fun to be able to watch all the activities at the farm. This weekend they are forecasting temperatures into the 50's, so Mom will be out in the yard picking up all the winter debris (and probably doing poop patrol). We love to be outside with her, hopefully all the snow will start to melt - its been an icy mess out back for a while, really hard going to walk on.
    Nothing much is new and exciting, we are all just hanging out - Riley is harassing a cat - well he says he is just trying to get Bailey to play with him, he doesn't understand that its different when a dog wags its tail to when a cat swishes her tail! Ah well, some things are learned only through experience. Cora Belle, we hope you feel better with your meds, and Missy Chow, Riley will go to school in the Spring - he really needs to get some learning into him. Our breeder will be taking Riley on the road - she wants to get him his Canadian Championship, so she'll start out small - he's just a puppy still. He watched the Westminster Dog Show and aspires to be a Beardie like Mr. Baggins. We all went to school, Martha is the most obediant of all us, I'm also good (when it suits me!) and I'm sure Riley will get the hang of it. The cats march to the beat of a different drummer, they only please themselves!
    Well gotta go, talk to everyone later, looking forward to sunshine and warmer temps this weekend.
    Just Lucy today (middle wild child).

  • Hi Francesca, Sharkey, kirby, Missy chow, maddox, Ruby, Rebel, Ms. Chow and all my buddies-
    SNOW coming...... OOOOOOOK. If I had t.p. I would make a big caution tape around the house to keep it away!!!!
    We cannot see the pictures of Franny running around but I am so glad she is feeling better! Ruby Tuesday, good job on that training girl friend. Alaskan bass does sound yummy. When is my buddy Zoe coming back?? Miss her already, may have to get into some mischief just to honor her. Cora belle, I barked at all the dog boarders for you last night! I hope you feel better soon! Take it easy today. Kirby, those pine tree branches sound scary. Missy Chow, there is snow headed our way so keep warm and safe! Might patrol the yard and graden today with Mom before the weather changes. We are OFF today so lots of cuddle time. Jimmy was foolish to let everyone know he is a cat burgler, but then he is a persian boy and loves jewelry. I bet Kitty does not hide earrings. Rebe, Lucy, Jake, Riley, Empress tang, the donks, the chickens, Dudley, everyone be safe and have a great day!
    ABBY the pug/peke/frenchie

  • Good morning ladies!
    Wow, what fun you had! I'm so glad to see you both feeling frisky again. I can hardly wait to be outside with Papa raking the yard & looking for my ducks. The ducks were by the house a few hours before the storm started, wonder where they went off to.
    Snow isn't too deep at our house but all icy underneath. It was a dicey car ride to work this morning. It won't last long 'cause it's already getting warmer out YEA!
    Take it easy Cora Belle, I know about the hovering that goes on when you don't feel well. Mimi is always kissing me on the head, good grief.
    Hey Ruby girl, good going! B+ is very, very good. Boy, I bet that fish tasted good.
    Til tomorrow.
    Your pal,
    Rebel

  • Looks like Spring has arrived on the farm! :)

    Sadly, not so much here in NH. Snow still on the ground with more due Thursday/Friday! Grrr...

    I thought those piles were gopher made.

    "Tailless Butt" made me smile! :)

    Have a super Wednesday..
    gail

  • Franny and sharkey!!

    You two just crack me up! I brought my human to read this and she is in stitches also! I think Molly and I would like to join you in that game of chase.

    Jakey

  • Sorry I'm late, just came by to see Sharkey and Franny's shenanigans....and of course read the GS gossip ;-)
    Nothing exciting from me or Kitty to report :-)

    delia & Kitty =^. .^=

  • Dear Martha - I too, have two French bulldogs - Mr. French and Norman. I am concerned because in your latest issue of Martha Stewart living, writer Cromwell has an article about pet travel. She states that airlines don't allow short-snouted dogs to travel in the cabin. This is incorrect, they don't allow them to travel in the cargo section of the plane because of pressure issues and lack of oxygen. My frenchies only travel in the cabin with me and my son. They have to be able to turn around in their Sherpa carriers comfortably, and you must have the health certificate, and they can't weigh more than 22lbs. We have have found United to be the best airline to fly with the dogs and the most helpful and sympathetic.

    Many thanks,
    Alice

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