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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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Having a Look at a Vintage Automobile

Having a Look at a Vintage Automobile

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As you may know, we’ve been spending a good deal of time at Skylands, our home on Mt. Desert Island in Maine.  There are so many wonderful places and things to explore and one day, we wandered over to the garage building and had a look at a very special automobile.

Feeding our Friends, the Donkeys

Feeding our Friends, the Donkeys

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Martha asked us to do a chore at the farm the other day. She told us to feed Clive, Rufus, and Billie some nice apples and carrots.  I don’t mind doing chores, but it would be nice if Sharkey did some of the work, as well. It seems that she always manages to …

We Found the Garlic and Onions!

We Found the Garlic and Onions!

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While we were in Maine, the garlic and onions were harvested at the farm in Bedford.  I recalled this blog that I posted in August of 2009.
The other day, Martha and Shaun, the gardener, were discussing the fact that the onions and garlic needed to be harvested. Shaun had planted many, many …

A Recent Farm Inspection

A Recent Farm Inspection

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We’ve been doing a lot of traveling lately visiting our homes in Maine and in East Hampton. We love going places, but we’ve been away from the farm a lot and Sharkey and I felt that we needed to conduct a farm inspection.

Francesca's Sleep Study

Francesca's Sleep Study

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I’m sure you all know how much dogs and cats like to sleep, but have you ever noticed where?  I thought I’d put together a little study on how and where we on the farm like catch our Z’s!

What's Lurking in That Tree?

What's Lurking in That Tree?

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On Friday, I 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?

Stopping for Pizza

Stopping for Pizza

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One day, while we were out with Uncle Carlos and Laura Acuna, Carlos decided that he was in the mood for pizza.  After driving for a bit, he settled on Bambino’s Pizza.  Who doesn’t love the aroma of pizza in the oven?

A Schooner Lesson

A Schooner Lesson

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While we were in Maine, we took a little drive to Bar Harbor, that quaint and famous summer community on Mount Desert Island.  There are so many fun stores to window shop and plenty of good aromas coming from all of the restaurants.  And because it is a harbor, there is much to see on …

Moving Plants to Skylands

Moving Plants to Skylands

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This week was the big move of Martha’s tropical plants to Skylands so that the urns on the big terrace could all be planted.  We Frenchies usually make this road trip with Uncle Carlos, but this time, it was G.K. who got to travel with him, while we flew the next day with Martha.  We …