Entries from the ‘Favorite Things’ Category

Beat The Heat!

Beat The Heat!

Posted by Pia

This time of year brings the delights of snow cones and splashing at the beach. But it also brings the very real risk of heatstroke for two and four leggers alike. Pet Safety Expert Denise Fleck offers valuable information and tips on what to do in the case of a companion animal heatstroke …

Arriving at Skylands

Arriving at Skylands

Posted by F&S

Yesterday, we blogged about driving to Maine with Uncle Carlos and a trailer load of plants.  We dogs had a great time in the car, listening to Carlos’s favorite music, Los Melodicos, and the hours seemed to fly by.  After stretching a bit and tending to some doggy business, we had to unload the trailer …

Driving With Uncle Carlos to Maine

Driving With Uncle Carlos to Maine

Posted by Ghenghis Khan

Last Friday, Uncle Carlos was driving a load of plants up to Skylands, our home in Maine.  We absolutely love being with him and asked Martha if we could travel with him, instead of traveling with her.  She didn’t seem to mind.

Squirrel in the Styrax Tree

Squirrel in the Styrax Tree

Posted by F&S

We, Frenchies, were chasing one of our squirrels the other day and it ran up a pretty styrax tree outside of the blog studio.  I have to admit that we get carried away when it comes to squirrels and I guess we did a no-no.  Have a look.

New Plants for the Walkways

New Plants for the Walkways

Posted by Francesca

On a recent jaunt around the farm, Sharkey and I noticed many empty spaces along the stone paths where succulent plants once grew.  Granted, some of these paths are new, and need to be landscaped.  But, for the established paths, it’s far better to have succulents growing than weeds.

Peonies and Rain Don't Mix

Peonies and Rain Don't Mix

Posted by F&S

The other day, between raindrops, we Frenchies picked some amazing tree peonies to decorate the house.  We thought we would go back to the border to gather some more, but there’s one big problem – it’s been raining and oh, so dreary!

For the Love of Allium

For the Love of Allium

Posted by F&S

As Martha wrote on her blog today, we’ve been getting much too much rain and we, dogs, couldn’t get outside too much to explore.  Many things are blooming, or beginning to bloom in the garden, including all the allium, and we finally got to enjoy their beauty.

Sharkey Bakes a Soufflé

Sharkey Bakes a Soufflé

Posted by Sharkey

I was in the mood to bake a soufflé and I asked Thomas Joseph from the TV kitchen if he would be willing to come to Bedford and give me a hand.  A soufflé is a combination of custard and beaten egg whites and when it comes out of the oven, it should be puffed …

Tracking Wild Animals

Tracking Wild Animals

Posted by Francesca

On yesterday’s blog, I was out hunting for dogwood trees and found some in the woods.  After satisfying my dogwood urge, and since I was already in the woods, I decided to partake in some animal tracking, one of my favorite pastimes.  There are so many interesting scents to pick up and follow in the …

Searching For Dogwood

Searching For Dogwood

Posted by Francesca

There are so many flowering trees at our farm in Bedford, but for some reason, Martha hasn’t planted one of my favorite varieties, the dogwood.  I’ve been reading up on dogwood and from my findings, it seems that the bark of one of the European species, when boiled in water, was once use for washing …