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Frost Damge in the Vegetable Garden

Frost Damge in the Vegetable Garden

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Yesterday, we showed you what happened to the popcorn patch after being zapped by a heavy frost the other night.  We Frenchies decided to do a little more investigation and paid a visit to the vegetable garden.  It’s rather shocking what freezing temperatures can do.  We have concluded that the outdoor growing season is officially …

Checking The Crops For Frost Damage

Checking The Crops For Frost Damage

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Last Friday was a really chilly day and the weather reports were calling for widespread frost.  We were so busy all weekend keeping up with Martha, that we didn’t get to check on the crops until Monday.  We must tell you that we weren’t very happy with what we encountered.

Paying a Visit to Clive, Rufus, and Billie, our Donkey Friends

Paying a Visit to Clive, Rufus, and Billie, our Donkey Friends

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You may recall hearing that Billie, our donkey friend, ate entirely too much green grass and, to put it politely, gained a few too many pounds.  As a consequence, she was developing a hoof problem.  To remedy the situation, tarps were put over the paddock to brown the grass, making it less enticing to eat, …

We Discovered a Wooly Bear!

We Discovered a Wooly Bear!

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The days are certainly getting shorter and cooler in our neck of the woods as autumn settles in.  Although we haven’t gotten our winter wardrobe out yet, there have been times when we’ve thought about it.  Of course, everyone is speculating about what kind of winter we will have.  Last year was so mild and …

Looking for Autumn Flowers

Looking for Autumn Flowers

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Well, it’s happened again!  Summer was officially over last Saturday when autumn marched in!  And pretty soon there will be piles of autumn leaves to play in.  That will be fun!  But for now, we can still enjoy lovely flowers because Martha has made certain that there are plenty of autumn blooms.

Clean Bedding in the Stable

Clean Bedding in the Stable

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We like to helpful and always volunteer our services when we can.  That includes cleaning up after our fellow animals on the farm!

A Lesson in Spider Webs

A Lesson in Spider Webs

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We don’t know why it is, but there seems to be an unusually large number of spider webs all around the farm.  That can only mean that there is an unusually large number of spiders!  We’re not to keen on spiders, but they are rather fascinating creatures.

Pressing Yummy Cider

Pressing Yummy Cider

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On yesterday’s blog, you saw all of the apples that Sharkey picked.  Well, it was time to get busy and start using them.  A few years back, Martha bought a really neat cider press and that’s exactly what we did – make cider!

Sharing our Papaya Knowledge

Sharing our Papaya Knowledge

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Yesterday, we were making our usual rounds of the farm, when we spotted an unusual tree growing in the tropical courtyard.  Of course we investigated and of course, we knew a thing or two about it.

A Guinea Fowl Update

A Guinea Fowl Update

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You may recall when we posted a blog last July about the new guinea fowl that were being raised in the corn crib.  Well, we noticed the other day that the corn crib was empty and we were wondering where the guinea fowl disappeared to.