Entries from the ‘Favorite Things’ Category

Oh My Dog!

Oh My Dog!

Posted by Pia

When I see how excited my dogs get at mealtime- over the same food they get each and every day- I wonder how it must feel to get so much joy out of such a simple thing time and time again. If only we humans could find reliable triggers to renders us as blissful …

Further Steps to Becoming a Champion

Further Steps to Becoming a Champion

Posted by Ghenghis Khan

You may recall last week when Karen Tracy and Jan Kolnik came to the farm to begin my training for an upcoming dog show in Leesburg, Virginia.  My father, Maddox, who is owned by Karen, is a seasoned champion, and both she and Jan think that I have excellent potential, as well.  Yesterday, they both …

Squirrel Up A Tree!

Squirrel Up A Tree!

Posted by F&S

While we work very hard around around the farm and also spend a great deal of time preparing our educational blog postings for all of you to read and learn from, we sometimes allow ourselves to get distracted by one of our favorite pastimes—squirrel chasing!

G.K., Show Dog!

G.K., Show Dog!

Posted by Ghenghis Khan

If you watched the Martha Stewart Show on Wednesday, I’m sure you saw Francesca and Sharkey. But where was I, G.K., you ask? I was busy preparing for my debut dog show at the end of this month! Karen Tracy, my breeder and owner of my father Maddox, along with Jan Kolnik, an experienced dog …

Photo Shoot Time

Photo Shoot Time

Posted by F&S

After readying the greenhouse for Martha’s photo shoot, we were not going to miss one moment of the action.  Especially since we were part of the shoot ourselves!

Apple Cider Mischief

Apple Cider Mischief

Posted by Sharkey

We, Frenchies, love spending time with our Uncle Carlos so, of course, we jumped at the chance to help him make apple cider!  I was a bit disappointed that Franny was not her usual energetic self.  But our brother, G.K., sure knows how to light a fire under her!

Halloween Hazards Part 1

Halloween Hazards Part 1

Posted by Pia

Halloween may be a fun time of year for humans but it can be both scary and hazardous to our furry family members. This week and next I will be sharing some safety precautions I shared last year at this time. I hope they help you and your furry goblins to safely ward off …

A Lesson in Dogwood and Buckeye

A Lesson in Dogwood and Buckeye

Posted by F&S

Yesterday, we told you all about shag bark hickory trees.  By the way, the squirrels were on to us and no critters came around for us to chase.  But, we’ll get them next time!  Anyway, we did come across some other interesting finds and thought we’d share them on our blog.

Shagbark Hickory - A Very Useful Tree

Shagbark Hickory - A Very Useful Tree

Posted by F&S

We, Frenchies, were so happy to finally have a day where it wasn’t all cloudy and rainy and we were greatly relieved to be outdoors looking for adventure.  However, with all the rain, it seems that Sharkey has been putting her time to good use by reading up on hickory trees.

Finding Signs of Autumn in the Woodland

Finding Signs of Autumn in the Woodland

Posted by F&S

Despite the continued rain, signs of autumn are beginning to show.  Fall mushrooms are sprouting all around and the leaves are beginning to fall from the trees.  Now, if it would just stop raining.  Enough’s enough!