Entries from the ‘Friends’ Category

Surveying the Tree Damage

Surveying the Tree Damage

Posted by F&S

If you are a reader of The Martha Blog, you probably know that more than 100 stately trees were blown over at the farm when Hurricane Sandy visited our area.  We Frenchies wanted to see some of this damage for ourselves, so we ventured out into the woods to have a look.

Too Much Bad Weather

Too Much Bad Weather

Posted by F&S

No one can deny that strange things are going on with the weather.  Who would ever dream that a major hurricane would slam the northeast?  People and animals barely caught their breath before being dumped on by a ton of snow.  What next?

Getting Sage Advice From a Horse

Getting Sage Advice From a Horse

Posted by Sharkey

Dear Glue Squad – Just want to let you all know that we Frenchies and all of the other animals at the farm are fine.  It was very scary and if you look at Martha’s blog, you will see some of what happened.  Please be patient, as we have not been able to post new …

A Visit to the Japanese Maple Grove

A Visit to the Japanese Maple Grove

Posted by Francesca

If you’re a fan of Japanese Maple trees, then you most likely know that crisp autumn is when those beautiful trees put on an amazing display.  Our grove of trees, planted a few years ago, is growing very nicely.

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.