Entries from the ‘Favorite Things’ Category

Pressing Yummy Cider

Pressing Yummy Cider

Posted by F&S

On yesterday’s blog, you saw all of the apples that Sharkey picked.  Well, it was time to get busy and start using them.  A few years back, Martha bought a really neat cider press and that’s exactly what we did – make cider!

It's Apple Season at the Farm!

It's Apple Season at the Farm!

Posted by Sharkey

The first day of autumn, which is officially called the Autumnal Equinox, falls on Saturday, September 22, just a few days away.  There are many things I love about autumn, especially the apple harvest when we bake pies and make cider.  We have many different varieties of apple trees at the farm and over the …

Shagbark Hickory - Another Amazing Tree

Shagbark Hickory - Another Amazing Tree

Posted by Francesca

We Frenchies have noticed that the sun is dipping lower in the sky and that the days are getting shorter.  We figured that we better get in as much outdoor playtime as possible before it gets really cold.  We went to play in one of our favorite grove of trees when no sooner did Sharkey …

Sharing our Papaya Knowledge

Sharing our Papaya Knowledge

Posted by F&S

Yesterday, we were making our usual rounds of the farm, when we spotted an unusual tree growing in the tropical courtyard.  Of course we investigated and of course, we knew a thing or two about it.

Pardon Me... Could I Trouble You For Your Paw-tograph?

Pardon Me... Could I Trouble You For Your Paw-tograph?

Posted by Pia

Ok, so all the fun I was having last week, matching critters with their celebrity look-alikes, got a smidge out of hand…. Alas, after hours of giggly fun, here is yet another tabloid’s worth of snapshots for your perusal…
How’d I do on this batch? Do you see what I see?
In kinship,
Dr. Pia Salk
Consider adopting …

Checking out the Corn Patch

Checking out the Corn Patch

Posted by F&S

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…..

Puparazzi Picks...

Puparazzi Picks...

Posted by Pia

Back by popular request… Some more celebrity/critter look-alikes for your viewing pleasure…
As I’ve said before, I personally find it an honor to be told I look like someone’s ‘fur kid.’ But for those who may not share my sentiments about such comparisons, please know that I mean no offense to anyone.
It’s all …

Finding Wild Mushrooms in Maine

Finding Wild Mushrooms in Maine

Posted by F&S

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.

There are Orchids Blooming in the Greenhouse!

There are Orchids Blooming in the Greenhouse!

Posted by Francesca

Passing through the greenhouse the other day, we noticed that some of Martha’s beautiful orchids were blooming.  We Frenchies love so many types of flowers and especially orchids!

Minnow Takes Gold- Part II

Minnow Takes Gold- Part II

Posted by Pia

As promised, more details and never-before-seen photos from our exclusive interview with Minnow, Gold Medal winner in this year’s Summer Fur Games…
Minnow’s win is a testament to millions of loyal animals who end up homeless and hoping to be adopted in U.S. shelters every year.
We feel so very fortunate to have Minnow on our Daily …