Contributors: Francesca

Francesca

Meet Francesca

I entered this world on December 13, 2004, in Pinewood, Minnesota. I’m a bit older and certainly far wiser than Sharkey. Like Sharkey, I’m also friendly and quite curious, but I’m more cautious about letting my curiosity get me into trouble. I must admit that we do have fun together. I just know when to stop. Martha describes me as being a bit obsequious, but that’s just my ability to pull the wool over her eyes. I’m just clever! I do have a high opinion about myself, and my fashion sense is magnifique! In fact, Je suis fabuleuse (I am fabulous.)

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Horse Chestnuts Galore!

Horse Chestnuts Galore!

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As we Frenchies were strolling around the farm yesterday, we discovered that the horse chestnut trees are dropping their nuts.  Of course, we had to stop and investigate.  Many people think that horse chestnuts are edible, however, this is not so.  They’re actually quite unpleasant tasting and kind of poisonous.  Squirrels, who eat all kinds …

Our Pumpkin Patch

Our Pumpkin Patch

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We Frenchies decided to go and visit the pumpkin patch and see how things are growing there.  Once again, Sharkey really impressed me with her vast knowledge of things.

Lending Support To Fruit Trees

Lending Support To Fruit Trees

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We Frenchies went to explore one of the very old orchards on the farm when I spotted something quite curious and rather clever.

A Lesson About Sand Dollars

A Lesson About Sand Dollars

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Martha went to Washington State last week, to a place on the Puget Sound.  I suppose she must have been beach combing because look what we found in the kitchen.

What You May Not Know About Miniature Donkeys

What You May Not Know About Miniature Donkeys

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We’ve been so busy that we haven’t seen too much of our friends, the miniature donkeys.  Some of Sharkey’s summer reading has included a book about donkeys and she had a wealth of information to share.

What We Found In The Equipment Barn

What We Found In The Equipment Barn

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Before we left for Maine, we went to visit the farm crew in the equipment barn.  Unfortunately, the guys were all out working.  However, we did find one thing moving.

What's Lurking in That Tree?

What's Lurking in That Tree?

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I recently blogged about how I drove the Kawasaki around the farm checking on all of the sprinklers watering the gardens.  After my inspection, I continued my drive when I spotted something quite large lurking in a tree.  I was rather surprised by what I found.

The Importance of Water

The Importance of Water

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Despite the hot weather, I’ve been feeling quite energetic these days.  Of course, I’ve been drinking a lot of water to keep myself hydrated, which got me thinking about all of the plants out in the gardens and wondered if they were getting enough water?

The Old Prey Drive Kicks It Up A Tree - Er...Notch

The Old Prey Drive Kicks It Up A Tree - Er...Notch

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Sharkey, G.K., and I were enjoying some time together outside when a squirrel was seeming to taunt me.  Frenchies don’t like to be taunted and I guess I got a little carried away.

A Visit From HealthyPet Magazine

A Visit From HealthyPet Magazine

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On Friday, we were paid a visit by HealthyPet Magazine because Martha and her pets will be featured on the cover of HealthyPet’s Holiday 2013 issue with a 4-page story inside about her love for animals and the meaning of animals in her life.