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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.

Checking out the Corn Patch

Checking out the Corn Patch

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We have so much land at the farm and Martha thought it would be fun and delicious to plant a corn patch.  Half of the area was planted with sweet corn and the other half was seeded with popcorn.  We had high hopes for a bountiful harvest, however…..

A Lesson in Compost

A Lesson in Compost

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Martha bought a couple of little covered pails for the kitchen and we, Frenchies, were wondering what they were for.  Taking off the lid revealed the answer and we got to thinking…

Finding Wild Mushrooms in Maine

Finding Wild Mushrooms in Maine

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Today, on Martha’s blog Ryan McCallister, the Bedford gardener, is featured prominently showing how to propagate hydrangeas from cuttings.  We got to thinking that maybe we should feature Ryan on our blog, too, and pulled these photos from our archive, taken during one of Ryan’s visit to Skylands, our home in Maine.

Winning Blue Ribbons!

Winning Blue Ribbons!

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If you got the impression from yesterday’s blog that we weren’t having too much fun in Maine, that simply isn’t the case.  We were just stating the fact that not everything is fun and games and worldly dogs, as we are, experience lulls just like everybody else.  But, today’s blog makes up for everything because …

Exploring Skylands

Exploring Skylands

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Skylands is such a beautiful place to explore and we’d like to show you one of our favorite places way up on a hill. The ground is carpeted with moss and the path is covered with soft pine needles. We slipped out the door and went on a little adventure. …

Euphoria in the Garden

Euphoria in the Garden

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As you know, we Frenchies have been away at Skylands, but we were told that the catmint was being harvested in the Bedford garden.  We remembered this blog posting from 2009 and decided to share it again.  Silly, silly cats!
Sharkey and I witnessed some strange behavior in the garden yesterday causing me to do …

A Donkey Update

A Donkey Update

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Hey everyone!  It’s Clive, Rufus, and Billie filling in for F & S while they’re still away in Maine.  Gosh!  How we miss those bold little Frenchies, who like to bark at our feet.  They better watch it or they just may get a good kick one of these days!  Anyway, here’s a little update …

When the Dogs are Away, the Cat Will Play!

When the Dogs are Away, the Cat Will Play!

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Surprise!  It’s not F & S, but Vivaldi!  Martha is in Maine and took Francesca, Sharkey, and G.K. with her, so I decided to have a little fun and post today’s blog.  Won’t they be surprised when they get around to reading this!  Of course, that is if they can pull themselves away from all …

Exploring Where the Pumpkins Grow

Exploring Where the Pumpkins Grow

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It was a bit cooler the other day, so we Frenchies, went for a stroll around the farm.  We had heard that there was a new pumpkin patch growing, but we didn’t quite know where.  We finally stumbled upon it behind the greenhouse.  It’s amazing!