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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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A Schooner Lesson

A Schooner Lesson

Posted by Francesca

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 …

Off to the Races?

Off to the Races?

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Sharkey and I went to visit our friends, the donks, and we found them running around in their paddock.  We got to wondering who ran faster, donkeys or Frenchies?  What we didn’t expect was that Billie, the spotted one, was so full of facts.

An Eye-Opening Experience for Francesca!

An Eye-Opening Experience for Francesca!

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Well, it’s been quite a long ordeal, but I finally had that blasted button removed and my eye is now wide open and all healed.  I was taken to the veterinarian last Friday, but a small and unexpected problem was encountered.  I just hope I never get another corneal ulcer!

The Lemonade Stand

The Lemonade Stand

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Yes, Sharkey and I are still recovering and G.K. is feeling so much better from the Lyme disease.  Sharkey’s dewclaw was healing nicely, but she went ahead and snagged another nail, which needed to be bandaged, as well.  Cone collar for her again!  Many of you commented why I was wearing a leash and the …

A Lesson in Rhubarb and Asparagus

A Lesson in Rhubarb and Asparagus

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On Friday’s blog, we taught you all about lilac and today, the lesson takes place in the vegetable garden, where the rhubarb and the asparagus are flourishing!

Francesca's Sore Eye

Francesca's Sore Eye

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I must have done something to irritate my eye because it’s all sore and runny.  The doctor gave me some eye drops, but they don’t seem to be helping the situation.  I think I need a different medication.

Who Wants to be a Truffle Hunter?

Who Wants to be a Truffle Hunter?

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Truffles, those mushrooms that grow underground, are one of Martha’s favorite delicacies.  In fact, she wants to plant a grove of the special trees that truffles grow beneath, so that she will have her own supply.  Last week, she asked Franklin Garland, of Garland Truffles, to come to the farm to help her decide where …

Decorating for Easter

Decorating for Easter

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Well, we don’t know about your house, but ours is turning into an Easter extravaganza!  We’ve been told that Martha has invited a lot of parents and their children for Easter lunch and a good old-fashioned Easter egg hunt.  That’s going to be fun!

Driving to Maine With Uncle Carlos

Driving to Maine With Uncle Carlos

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Now that spring is here, Martha is planning her visits to Skylands, our home in Maine.  Uncle Carlos had to deliver some furniture and carpeting and we, dogs, went along for the ride to keep him company during the long drive.