Entries from the ‘Friends’ Category

Preparing for a Photo Shoot at the Greenhouse

Preparing for a Photo Shoot at the Greenhouse

Posted by F&S

We, Frenchies, were looking at Martha’s calendar and we noticed that there’s a photo shoot happening at the farm this week with Martha.  It said that it’s happening in the head house of the greenhouse and the housekeepers were instructed to make sure it was spic and span.  It’s hard to keep the head house …

A Visit to Krupski Farms

A Visit to Krupski Farms

Posted by F&S

On Wednesday’s blog, we told you about the South and North Ferries at the far eastern end of Long Island, which is a wonderful way to travel back and forth between the South and North Forks.  The north fork is Long Island’s agricultural center.  The vast majority of Long Island vineyards are here, as well …

More Flooding at the Farm

More Flooding at the Farm

Posted by F&S

We, Frenchies, cannot believe how much rain has been falling out of the sky.  Last week, we had Hurricane Irene and this week, it’s been raining nearly every day.  The night before last was torrential and we had some flooding at the farm.  Take a look at this!

Thinning and Transplanting the Strawberries

Thinning and Transplanting the Strawberries

Posted by F&S

We were wandering around the farm yesterday, when we came upon Ryan and Wilmer in the strawberry patch.  They were busy digging up and thinning out the strawberry plants, which had become much too crowded.  Of course, we jumped right in and helped with the task.

Preparing for Hurricane Irene

Preparing for Hurricane Irene

Posted by F&S

It’s been all over the news that Hurricane Irene is working her way up the Eastern coast of the US.  Weather experts are saying that several factors could align to make this approaching cyclone potentially disastrous.  We, Frenchies, are very concerned about this and we’re really hoping that Irene loses her punch.  For those of …

Filling in for Susie While She's Away on Vacation

Filling in for Susie While She's Away on Vacation

Posted by F&S

Susie, Martha’s executive assistant at the farm in Bedford, is away on vacation.  Poor Susie!  She sure picked the wrong week to be on Long Island, because we heard that they received record amounts of rainfall!  Oh well!  Not much you can do about the weather.  Anyway, we, Frenchies, decided to help out and go …

Relief for Sharkey's Bee Stings

Relief for Sharkey's Bee Stings

Posted by Sharkey

You probably all know by now that Martha keeps honeybees and Franny and I are on pretty good terms with those little creatures.  If you respect honeybees and let them go about their business, they won’t bother you.  Well, I had an unfortunate experience the other day, with what I thought were honeybees, and now …

Weeding With Guyrme

Weeding With Guyrme

Posted by Francesca

William Shakespeare wrote, “Sweet flowers are slow and weeds make haste,” and for anyone who gardens, you know exactly what that means.  Did you know that a single weed can produce as many as 250,000 seeds?  Some of you might say, “Why bother gardening?”  But that’s just a defeatist’s attitude.  We, Frenchies, like to weed …

Looking for the Donkeys

Looking for the Donkeys

Posted by F&S

It’s been a really hot summer and we haven’t we haven’t seen too much of our pals, the donkeys.  We look for them in their paddock, but they are rarely there.  We decided to get in the Kawasaki and track them down.

Vivaldi Loves His Catnip

Vivaldi Loves His Catnip

Posted by F&S

We, Frenchies, were outdoors the other day, when a very strong and sweet aroma filled the air.  We saw some commotion down by the long pergola and we went to check things out.