Entries from the ‘Housemates’ Category

It's Currant Season!

It's Currant Season!

Posted by F&S

On yesterday’s blog, we told you about the strawberries growing in our strawberry patch.  It turns out that many of you readers simply love strawberries.  Well, how many of you know about currants?  Currant season closely follows when strawberries are ripe, and wouldn’t you know it, we Frenchies know a thing or two about these …

Strawberries!!!

Strawberries!!!

Posted by F&S

It’s becoming berry season at the farm and that usually means a bountiful harvest.  We Frenchies noticed that the strawberries, the first berries to ripen, were ready to be picked.  Strawberries are so pretty and sweet smelling and really, who can resist?

The Mounting Blocks at the Farm

The Mounting Blocks at the Farm

Posted by Sharkey

Now that Francesca’s eye is back to normal, she certainly has a lot to catch up on around the farm.  The other day, she found out about the new storage building that’s under construction and I also told her about the stonework project that’s going on.  And speaking of stones, we decided to have a …

Touring the Construction Site

Touring the Construction Site

Posted by Sharkey

Now that Francesca’s eye is better, I wanted to take her around the farm so she could see some changes going on.  She was sort of out of commission for a few weeks and missed a lot.  Now it’s catch up time!

An Eye-Opening Experience for Francesca!

An Eye-Opening Experience for Francesca!

Posted by Francesca

Well, it’s been quite a long ordeal, but I finally had that blasted button removed and my eye is now wide open and all healed.  I was taken to the veterinarian last Friday, but a small and unexpected problem was encountered.  I just hope I never get another corneal ulcer!

Keeping our Cool!

Keeping our Cool!

Posted by F&S

It’s not quite summer yet, but it sure feels like it’s here.  The temperatures have been hovering around 90º and it’s been super humid.  You know what that means for us dogs – PANTING!  And lots of it!

Good Food for the Chickens

Good Food for the Chickens

Posted by Sharkey

When I was outside the other morning, I came upon a large bag of greens just sitting on a wall.  I thought that maybe Chef Pierre had forgotten about the food he picked in the vegetable garden for Martha’a dinner party when I realized that the bag contained scraps for the chickens.  Francesca, G.K., and …

A Lesson in Allium and Chives

A Lesson in Allium and Chives

Posted by F&S

Spring is such a wonderful time because whenever we venture outdoors, there’s just so much that’s new to discover.  Right outside the kitchen we noticed that the allium and the chives are blooming and how similar they are to one another and here’s what we can tell you about that.

The Lemonade Stand

The Lemonade Stand

Posted by Francesca

Yes, Sharkey and I are still recovering and G.K. is feeling so much better from the Lyme disease.  Sharkey’s dewclaw was healing nicely, but she went ahead and snagged another nail, which needed to be bandaged, as well.  Cone collar for her again!  Many of you commented why I was wearing a leash and the …

What's Growing Near the Pergola?

What's Growing Near the Pergola?

Posted by F&S

Yesterday, we Frenchies, gave you a glimpse of what is growing in the vegetable garden and today, Sharkey has a lot to share about what’s growing around and on the pergola.