Entries from the ‘Housemates’ Category

What Chew Doing?

What Chew Doing?

Posted by Francesca

Sharkey and I love to share our many adventures but sometimes, it really is just a dog’s life.  And a dog’s life involves a lot of chewing and licking!
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Harvesting Onions and Garlic

Harvesting Onions and Garlic

Posted by F&S

We Frenchies always like to be helpful and we especially like to teach our blog readers new things.  Last week, before the hurricane, we helped to harvest the onions and garlic in the vegetable garden.  Take a look!

A Lesson in Compost

A Lesson in Compost

Posted by F&S

Martha bought a couple of little covered pails for the kitchen and we, Frenchies, were wondering what they were for.  Taking off the lid revealed the answer and we got to thinking…

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 …

The Laundry Room in Maine is not Only for Laundry

The Laundry Room in Maine is not Only for Laundry

Posted by F&S

Yesterday, we Frenchies blogged about a very muddy hike that we went on.  You can imagine, no one was very pleased when we returned home.  Of course, we were banished to the laundry room where we were scrubbed clean of all that nice dark mud.  Once we were spick and span, we couldn’t help but …

Why do Cats Sleep so Much?

Why do Cats Sleep so Much?

Posted by Francesca

Sharkey and I always wonder why cats sleep so much.  Do you know it’s estimated that felines will sleep two-thirds of their lives away?  That seems like such a waste of time!  Now dogs, on the other hand, are much more active and lead far more interesting lives.  And we, dogs, only sleep, on average, …

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 …

Staghorn Ferns at the Farm

Staghorn Ferns at the Farm

Posted by Francesca

Sharkey and I were headed outdoors to play when I stopped to look at the very interesting plants that hang on Martha’s front porch.  Martha has many kinds of tropical ferns growing in pots, but what caught my attention was her collection of staghorn ferns, which really don’t require pots or potting soil.

Dealing Out The Dog Pack Oracle Cards

Dealing Out The Dog Pack Oracle Cards

Posted by Sharkey

It’s been raining a lot lately and Francesca and I are scrambling to find indoor activities to keep us busy.  Looking around the house, I came upon an unusual deck of cards called, “The Dog Pack Oracle Cards.”  Apparently, you use them much the same way as Tarot cards.  Going through the deck, we discovered …

From Blue to Cloudy

From Blue to Cloudy

Posted by F&S

The other day, we Frenchies, were enjoying a clear blue sky, but as the day progressed, so did the clouds.  So, our talk turned from talking about the blue sky to talking about the clouds in the sky.