Entries from the ‘Housemates’ Category

We Love Autumn Leaves!

We Love Autumn Leaves!

Posted by Francesca

Autumn is a busy time at the farm.  There are so many jobs that need to get done before freezing temperatures arrive.  One big one is leaf removal from lawns and gardens and it really helps to keep on top of this task.  It also helps to have the right equipment, which speeds up the …

We're The Barn Dogs Of Equestrian Quarterly!!!

We're The Barn Dogs Of Equestrian Quarterly!!!

Posted by F&S

Last June, the good people from Equestrian Quarterly magazine came to photograph at the farm for their Fall 2013 issue.  We want to announce that the issue is out!  We are proud to say that we Frenchies even made the special section of EQ called Barn Dogs.   You can see it in EQ by …

More Fashions From PetSmart!

More Fashions From PetSmart!

Posted by F&S

With cooler weather arriving, it sure feels great to cozy up inside some of the great new fashions from the Martha Stewart Pets line at PetSmart.  These doggy clothes are so comfortable and practical.  In case you don’t reach the last photo of this blog, we are having a contest:  Hey everybody (that includes you …

Edible Versus Deadly!!!

Edible Versus Deadly!!!

Posted by F&S

We Frenchies were walking past the cutting garden yesterday when we noticed something new upon the garden fence.  On closer inspection, we realized it was a sunflower seed buffet for birds – so hospitable!  Then we noticed something that wasn’t hospitable at all.

Harvesting An Unusual Fruit

Harvesting An Unusual Fruit

Posted by F&S

How many of you glue squadders have heard of a fruit called pawpaw?  No, it’s not named after GK’s grandfather, Paw Paw, the great Chow Chow.   Rather, it’s a fragrant and delicious fruit which is native to the United States and is only available for a few short weeks in late summer/early autumn.

Hens And Chicks Are Very Useful Plants

Hens And Chicks Are Very Useful Plants

Posted by F&S

Our good friend, Ryan the gardener, somehow acquired a whole bin-full of a particular low-growing succulent plant.  We Frenchies were so curious where he was going to plant them.  And without too much effort, we found out where.

Is It A Ball Or A Mushroom?

Is It A Ball Or A Mushroom?

Posted by F&S

As usual, we Frenchies were wandering around yesterday when Sharkey spotted something quite strange behind a large tree.  After checking it out, we found something else that caught our attention.

A Stroll In The Cutting Garden

A Stroll In The Cutting Garden

Posted by F&S

We Frenchies were walking past the cutting garden the other day when we spied Laura, the housekeeper among the tall blooms.  Knowing a thing or two about flowers, we were happy to share some facts with her.

The World Of Wooly Bears

The World Of Wooly Bears

Posted by F&S

When you start seeing wooly bear caterpillars crawling on the ground, you know that autumn has arrived.  We Frenchies and GK were outside on the terrace yesterday, enjoying the sunny weather, when we spotted one inching along.

Do You Know About Colchicum?

Do You Know About Colchicum?

Posted by Sharkey

Walking around the farm yesterday, Francesca was confused when thought she saw spring flowers blooming.  It is, after all, autumn.  As it turns out, these particular flowers do bloom in the fall, bringing beautiful bright color to a fading landscape.