Entries from the ‘Friends’ Category

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!

A Guinea Fowl Update

A Guinea Fowl Update

Posted by F&S

You may recall when we posted a blog last July about the new guinea fowl that were being raised in the corn crib.  Well, we noticed the other day that the corn crib was empty and we were wondering where the guinea fowl disappeared to.

A Lesson in Compost

A Lesson in Compost

Posted by F&S

Martha bought a couple of little covered pails for the kitchen and we, Frenchies, were wondering what they were for.  Taking off the lid revealed the answer and we got to thinking…

Winning Blue Ribbons!

Winning Blue Ribbons!

Posted by F&S

If you got the impression from yesterday’s blog that we weren’t having too much fun in Maine, that simply isn’t the case.  We were just stating the fact that not everything is fun and games and worldly dogs, as we are, experience lulls just like everybody else.  But, today’s blog makes up for everything because …

Some of What we did in Maine

Some of What we did in Maine

Posted by Francesca

Skylands, our home in Maine, is a great place to visit for fun and adventure.  However, sometimes during down time, it’s a little hard to find all that excitement.  Here’s a blog that falls into that category.

Feeding our Friends, the Donkeys

Feeding our Friends, the Donkeys

Posted by Francesca

Martha asked us to do a chore at the farm the other day. She told us to feed Clive, Rufus, and Billie some nice apples and carrots.  I don’t mind doing chores, but it would be nice if Sharkey did some of the work, as well. It seems that she always manages to …

We Found the Garlic and Onions!

We Found the Garlic and Onions!

Posted by Francesca

While we were in Maine, the garlic and onions were harvested at the farm in Bedford.  I recalled this blog that I posted in August of 2009.
The other day, Martha and Shaun, the gardener, were discussing the fact that the onions and garlic needed to be harvested. Shaun had planted many, many …