Entries from the ‘Friends’ Category

Polishing Beautiful Silver

Polishing Beautiful Silver

Posted by F&S

Martha had a dinner party last night and there was a lot to do in preparation.  Chef Pierre came to cook the food and Laura Acuna set a beautiful table.  Of course, some of the silver needed polishing and we Frenchies always like to help with that chore.

Do You Know a Crow?

Do You Know a Crow?

Posted by F&S

We Frenchies have many friends at the farm, including a large number of crows.  These big black birds gather in communal groups, called roosts, in the autumn and winter and they are seen sleeping together perched in trees.  Needless to say, the roost can make quite a racket with such large numbers.  Anyway, we have …

Paying a Visit to Clive, Rufus, and Billie, our Donkey Friends

Paying a Visit to Clive, Rufus, and Billie, our Donkey Friends

Posted by F&S

You may recall hearing that Billie, our donkey friend, ate entirely too much green grass and, to put it politely, gained a few too many pounds.  As a consequence, she was developing a hoof problem.  To remedy the situation, tarps were put over the paddock to brown the grass, making it less enticing to eat, …

We Discovered a Wooly Bear!

We Discovered a Wooly Bear!

Posted by F&S

The days are certainly getting shorter and cooler in our neck of the woods as autumn settles in.  Although we haven’t gotten our winter wardrobe out yet, there have been times when we’ve thought about it.  Of course, everyone is speculating about what kind of winter we will have.  Last year was so mild and …

Decorating for Autumn

Decorating for Autumn

Posted by Francesca

Now that autumn is here, it’s time to decorate for the upcoming holidays.  Pumpkins and gourds are so colorful and festive and it’s wonderful decorating with them.  Of course, it helps that we had a bountiful harvest here at the farm.

Have You Ever Heard of Catamole?

Have You Ever Heard of Catamole?

Posted by Francesca

We Frenchies often catch sight of the cats sleeping in the most unusual places and they seem to take great liberty in choosing those spaces.  We’ve come to accept that we just never know where we’ll find one of those fur balls all curled up and fast asleep.

Clean Bedding in the Stable

Clean Bedding in the Stable

Posted by F&S

We like to helpful and always volunteer our services when we can.  That includes cleaning up after our fellow animals on the farm!

G.K. and the Purple Finch and Trouble

G.K. and the Purple Finch and Trouble

Posted by Ghenghis Khan

I, Ghenghis Khan, love to bask in the sun out on the terrace.  I also love to bird watch and from that vantage point, I have a very good view of the long line of feeders hanging from the eaves on the backside of the carport.  I spotted something a bit unusual the other day, …

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 …

Photos of Sharkey by Kevin Sharkey

Photos of Sharkey by Kevin Sharkey

Posted by Sharkey

On Labor Day weekend, we went to our house in East Hampton where we spent a few days of action-packed fun.  We had lots of company and we did a great deal of exploring.  Kevin Sharkey, who I’m named after, was with us with camera in hand.  Give me a break, Kevin!