Entries from the ‘Housemates’ Category

G.K. Leaves for the Show!

G.K. Leaves for the Show!

Posted by F&S

Do you recall that our brother, G.K. has been in intensive training for his very first dog show?  Well, the day finally arrived and breeder, Karen Tracy and handler, Jan Kolnik arrived at the farm to collect G.K. for his big debut.  Karen said that she would email photos to us from the dog show.  …

G.K. and the Giant Spider

G.K. and the Giant Spider

Posted by F&S

Every day keeps getting spookier and spookier at the farm, as we count down to the Martha’s new Halloween Special!  Take a look at this and don’t forget to tune in tonight at 8pm on Hallmark Channel for the show!

Further Steps to Becoming a Champion

Further Steps to Becoming a Champion

Posted by Ghenghis Khan

You may recall last week when Karen Tracy and Jan Kolnik came to the farm to begin my training for an upcoming dog show in Leesburg, Virginia.  My father, Maddox, who is owned by Karen, is a seasoned champion, and both she and Jan think that I have excellent potential, as well.  Yesterday, they both …

Fresh Bedding in the Stable

Fresh 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!

Apple Cider Mischief

Apple Cider Mischief

Posted by Sharkey

We, Frenchies, love spending time with our Uncle Carlos so, of course, we jumped at the chance to help him make apple cider!  I was a bit disappointed that Franny was not her usual energetic self.  But our brother, G.K., sure knows how to light a fire under her!

Make Way For a New Hoop House!

Make Way For a New Hoop House!

Posted by F&S

As you know, Martha loves her plants, especially her potted tropical plants.  She keeps acquiring more and more, but at the same time, the plants in her collection are growing larger and larger.  Guess what?  We’re running out of winter storage space!  It’s been decided that a new and larger heated hoop house will be …

A Lesson in Dogwood and Buckeye

A Lesson in Dogwood and Buckeye

Posted by F&S

Yesterday, we told you all about shag bark hickory trees.  By the way, the squirrels were on to us and no critters came around for us to chase.  But, we’ll get them next time!  Anyway, we did come across some other interesting finds and thought we’d share them on our blog.

Shagbark Hickory - A Very Useful Tree

Shagbark Hickory - A Very Useful Tree

Posted by F&S

We, Frenchies, were so happy to finally have a day where it wasn’t all cloudy and rainy and we were greatly relieved to be outdoors looking for adventure.  However, with all the rain, it seems that Sharkey has been putting her time to good use by reading up on hickory trees.

Finding Signs of Autumn in the Woodland

Finding Signs of Autumn in the Woodland

Posted by F&S

Despite the continued rain, signs of autumn are beginning to show.  Fall mushrooms are sprouting all around and the leaves are beginning to fall from the trees.  Now, if it would just stop raining.  Enough’s enough!

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 …