Entries from the ‘Friends’ Category

Spring Chores During Winter - Go Figure!

Spring Chores During Winter - Go Figure!

Posted by F&S

We keep talking about what a mild winter it’s been.  Driving around the farm the other day, we observed a lot of action going on in the vegetable garden.  I guess if it’s going to be unseasonably warm, you might as well take advantage of the situation!

Why do we Have a Topiary Donkey?

Why do we Have a Topiary Donkey?

Posted by Sharkey

We dogs were sitting at the kitchen door the other day watching the world go by, when I spotted a very strange thing out in the courtyard.  After investigating, I found out that this object was sent from a place in Brooklyn, NY called Dig Gardens.   Now we just have to figure out why?

Cats, Canaries, and the Parakeet!

Cats, Canaries, and the Parakeet!

Posted by F&S

We Frenchies, were tucked away in our beds in the kitchen, when we overheard the cats in the other room having quite a conversation.  Bartok was rattling off all sorts of facts about the birds and it actually seemed like he knew what he was talking about!

A Lesson in Cat Grooming

A Lesson in Cat Grooming

Posted by Francesca

I was wandering around the house the other day when I realized that the fur balls were nowhere to be found.  They usually drape themselves all over the furniture, but I couldn’t find a single cat anywhere.  That’s when I thought I’d go to the basement laundry room and have a look down there.

G.K.'s Time in Maryland

G.K.'s Time in Maryland

Posted by Ghenghis Khan

Last week, Francesca blogged about me travelling to Maryland to compete in another dog show.  With the Westminster Kennel Club Show quickly approaching, my breeder, Karen Tracy and my handler, Jan Kolnik want me to get as much experience as possible.  Here are Karen’s photos showing what happened in Maryland.

What We Didn't Know About Donkey Hooves

What We Didn't Know About Donkey Hooves

Posted by Sharkey

As you may know by now, I love playing with our miniature donkeys, Clive, Rufus, and Billie.  The other day, I was running in their paddock trying to get them to play with me, but they said that they had something important to do in the stable.  At first I thought they were just brushing …

What to Make of a Pile of Feathers!

What to Make of a Pile of Feathers!

Posted by Sharkey

The other day, Franny and I went outside in hopes of doing a little squirrel chasing.  One of the best places to find squirrels at the farm is under the bird feeders, where there is usually a free meal waiting for them.  On that particular day, however, we came upon a sorry scene.

G.K. is off to Another Championship!

G.K. is off to Another Championship!

Posted by Francesca

It’s been several weeks since G.K. competed in a dog show when he, of course, won Best of Breed!  Well, now he’s gearing up for the big one – The Westminster Kennel Club Show.  In preparation, Karen Tracy and Jan Kolnik came for G.K. the other day to show him in West Friendship, Maryland.  We’re …

Composting in Winter

Composting in Winter

Posted by F&S

On our last blog posting, we showed you all of the spring-flowering bulbs that have been sprouting with the warm temperatures we’ve been having. As predicted, the temperatures have plummeted and it’s now really quite frigid outside. Good think Ryan, Wilmer, and the rest of the crew have been busy spreading composted mulch …

Have You Seen The Martha Stewart Orchid?

Have You Seen The Martha Stewart Orchid?

Posted by Sharkey

A beautiful and fragrant orchid appeared suddenly in the kitchen the other day and as I was admiring it, it dawned on me that I had seen it before.  I had a feeling that it was on one of Martha’s blogs from years ago and sure enough, after a little investigation, that’s where it had …