Entries from the ‘Favorite Things’ Category

It's Francesca O'Clock

It's Francesca O'Clock

Posted by Francesca

I was wandering around the house the other day when I noticed something strange and exciting in Martha’s parlor.  Sitting there upon the lovely Fortuny-covered settee was a clock with my face upon its face.  Of course, the clock is one-of-a-kind and simply magnifique!

Autumn in Acadia National Park

Autumn in Acadia National Park

Posted by Francesca

When we were in Maine last week, it was the peak of the leaf season. The view from the terrace of Skylands was so amazing, but I really wanted to go for a drive in Acadia National Park to see more splendors. Here’s what we encountered.

Scaling Parkman Mountain in Maine

Scaling Parkman Mountain in Maine

Posted by Francesca

If you read Martha’s blog yesterday, then you know we went hiking while we were in Maine.  You know that Sharkey and I are avid hikers and we’re trying to get G.K. conditioned as a skilled trekker.  And after scaling Parkman Mountain in Acadia National Park, I think the boy has what it takes.

Operating the Cider Press

Operating the Cider Press

Posted by Francesca

Finally!  It was our turn to use the cider press and make apple cider.  Sharkey picked a lot of our favorite varieties of apples and Laura Acuna washed them well.  The cider press was ready and waiting and the whole process of cranking and pressing was so much fun.

In Search of the Perfect Cider Apple

In Search of the Perfect Cider Apple

Posted by Sharkey

Today on Martha’s blog, she posted about making apple cider again.  Franny was really interested in the whole process and thought that we should make some cider of our own.  I told her that I would pick the apples and wash them.  I found my favorite tree and picked a bunch, however, washing them was …

Basking Hounds

Basking Hounds

Posted by Sharkey

Franny and I were soaking up the warmth of the sun the other day when I suddenly realized something major was happening.  We, Frenchies, have had such an amazing summer and we hoped it would go on forever.  No such luck!

Modeling for Halloween

Modeling for Halloween

Posted by Francesca

Martha wanted all of her pooches at the TV show recently so that we could model some frightfully fun pet costumes for the PetSmart Halloween Costume Contest.   While we were there, we got to visit with all of our TV friends.  It is always so much fun being the center of attention!

Decorating For Autumn

Posted by Francesca

Martha likes to grow all kinds of pumpkins, gourds, and squashes to use as autumn decorations.  All summer long, Sharkey and I have been watching them take shape on their vines.  Some are big and smooth and others are crooked and all covered with warts.  I think they’re all beautiful.  At long last, it was …

Helping Our Friends, the Donkeys

Helping Our Friends, the Donkeys

Posted by Sharkey

Francesca and I were running around the farm the other day when we heard our names being called.  Our pals, Clive, Rufus, and Billy were asking for our help.  It seems they were hungry for a snack.

We Enter a Halloween Contest

We Enter a Halloween Contest

Posted by F&S

Did you see us on Martha’s show yesterday? That was when we announced the costumes we were entering in the PetSmart Halloween Pet Photo Contest on Facebook: Sharkey decided she’d be a skeleton for Halloween, while Francesca would dress — not inappropriately! — as a devil. Here are the photos we submitted — along with …