Entries from the ‘Favorite Things’ Category

Composting in Winter

Composting in Winter

Posted by F&S

On our last blog posting, we showed you all of the spring-flowering bulbs that have been sprouting with the warm temperatures we’ve been having. As predicted, the temperatures have plummeted and it’s now really quite frigid outside. Good think Ryan, Wilmer, and the rest of the crew have been busy spreading composted mulch …

A Cause For Worry at the Farm

A Cause For Worry at the Farm

Posted by F&S

Here in the Northeast, it’s been unseasonably warm and nature has been reacting to these elevated temperatures. We, Frenchies, have noticed that the squirrels at the farm are especially rambunctious, chasing around and around. You can bet that’s been keeping us busy! But, what concerns us is the growth spurt of many …

Strike a Pose.... Save a Life...

Strike a Pose.... Save a Life...

Posted by Pia

Do you ever feel like a certain topic keeps coming up in your daily life? Well recently photography is the one that keeps coming to my attention- both as an art form overall, and with regard to how it can help save the lives of shelter animals specifically.
First, it was the photography in The …

Have You Seen The Martha Stewart Orchid?

Have You Seen The Martha Stewart Orchid?

Posted by Sharkey

A beautiful and fragrant orchid appeared suddenly in the kitchen the other day and as I was admiring it, it dawned on me that I had seen it before.  I had a feeling that it was on one of Martha’s blogs from years ago and sure enough, after a little investigation, that’s where it had …

Sensing a Stranger at the Farm

Sensing a Stranger at the Farm

Posted by Francesca

The other day, I got a whiff of something strange at the farm, like the presence of an alien creature.  Then, I saw a flash of an auburn color out of the corner of my eye and I realize that there was an alien creature at the farm!!

Reading the Donkey Companion

Reading the Donkey Companion

Posted by F&S

You may recall our blog the other day about visiting the Tractor Supply store with G.K. and Uncle Carlos.  It turns out that we really did buy that book called the Donkey Companion, written by Sue Weaver.  It’s filled with all sorts of useful information and one thing we learned is that not all donkeys …

Shopping for Farm Supplies

Shopping for Farm Supplies

Posted by Ghenghis Khan

There’s a lull right now in my dog show schedule.  My next championship will be at the 136th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show held at Madison Square Garden in New York City on February 13!  That’s right!  I, Ghenghis Khan, have been invited to show and we’re all very excited about that.  If I …

"He Had Me at Woof..."

Posted by Pia

That is exactly what my friend Megan had to say about Stanley, the pooch she recently adopted. And fortunately her 4 year old twin boys feel the same way about Stanley, who they affectionately refer to as, “our dog brother.”
On a recent trip to California, I got to visit with my dear friend Megan …

Concern for the Black Welsh Mountain Sheep

Concern for the Black Welsh Mountain Sheep

Posted by F&S

With the temperatures finally plunging we, Frenchies, get very concerned about all of our farm friends.  We have a nice selection of winter coats and the horses and donkeys have winter coats, too.  But, what about the Black Welsh Mountain Sheep?

Chihuahuas of Leisure

Chihuahuas of Leisure

Posted by Pia

Remember Guppy? The long-lost suspected-sibling of Minnow? Well the two little canine ‘fishes’ got to reunite on a recent trip to Palm Springs.
Some of my human girlfriends and I got away for a few days to a fabulously hip mid-century modern abode in the desert. It was a BYOAP of …