Entries from the ‘Favorite Things’ Category

Frost Damge in the Vegetable Garden

Frost Damge in the Vegetable Garden

Posted by F&S

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

Posted by F&S

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.

Storing the Tropical Plants Away for the Winter

Storing the Tropical Plants Away for the Winter

Posted by Francesca

With cooler temperatures arriving, our winter wardrobe has been emerging little by little.  We got to thinking that if we’re getting cold outdoors, then all of the tropical potted plants must be feeling it too.  We know how much the farm crew has to do to prepare for the cold months ahead, so we, Frenchies, …

A Visit to Our Very Own Christmas Tree Farm

A Visit to Our Very Own Christmas Tree Farm

Posted by Francesca

In the spring of 2009, Martha thought it would be a good idea to plant a Christmas tree field at the farm and document it for her television show.  It was quite a big deal, as more than 600 trees were put in the ground that day.  I am happy to report that most of …

Kibble For Thought...

Kibble For Thought...

Posted by Pia

Autumn’s changing leaves usher in cozy evenings by the fire and time for reflection. So cozy up to your fur kid and enjoy!
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In kinship,
Dr. Pia Salk

A Bad Year For Apples

A Bad Year For Apples

Posted by Sharkey

Every time I listen to the radio, it seems like another farm crop is in peril.  This year, if it’s not about the horrible drought, then it’s all about how March was so hot, followed by a cold snap.  Anyway, this blog is about the trouble with apples in many parts of the country.

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

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

Posted by F&S

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, …

A Lesson in Cobblestones

A Lesson in Cobblestones

Posted by Francesca

We, Frenchies, have given you so many tours of the farm, as there are so many fascinating things to share and learn about.  We’ve taken you to the stable many times to visit the horses and donkeys, but there is a lot of history to visit, as well.

Spread The Woof!

Spread The Woof!

Posted by Pia

As promised last week…More top models in NYC, showcasing their native fur for renowned fashion photographer and …

Exploring a Very Special Tree

Exploring a Very Special Tree

Posted by Sharkey

There are so many amazing trees growing at the farm and it’s really quite interesting studying them all.  However, after seeing these photos, I think you’ll agree that I’ve stumbled upon one that’s extra special!  But don’t tell anyone – it’s secret!