Entries from the ‘Housemates’ Category

A New Friesian for the Farm?

A New Friesian for the Farm?

Posted by Francesca

We, dogs, have been hearing Martha talking to Betsy about the possibility of getting another horse to take beloved Martyn’s place, may he forever rest in peace.  We decided to help with the search, so we trotted (no pun intended) over to Cogi Farm where, we were told, there might be a Friesian for sale.

Examining the Beehives

Examining the Beehives

Posted by Sharkey

We were wandering around the farm the other day, noticing all of the changes going on in preparation for winter.  We don’t usually wander too close to the beehives because when the honeybees are really active, we don’t want to get in their way, if you know what I mean.  But, in cold weather, things …

A Revelation at the Chicken Coops

A Revelation at the Chicken Coops

Posted by Sharkey

Driving around in the Kawaski the other day, Franny and I stopped by the chicken coops and sadly reminisced about our poor friends, the turkeys.  Franny nearly lost it when she heard a gobble-gobble, but I kept my head and made a rather pleasant discovery.

Foraging for the Chickens

Foraging for the Chickens

Posted by F&S

We don’t know what you do with your pumpkins and gourds once Halloween and Thanksgiving are past.  At the farm, when they’re no longer needed for decoration, we put them to really good use.  Martha’s chickens love eating them.  Can you believe that one of the local restaurants, was going to throw away their giant …

Martha Plants a New Garden to Match GK's Tongue!

Martha Plants a New Garden to Match GK's Tongue!

Posted by Sharkey

You may recall a recent blog where Franny and I found some flower bulbs in the equipment barn and got busy planting a garden.  Well, last week, we discovered an entire film and a camera crew and some Dutch bulb experts working with Martha planting all those bulbs at the allee of lindens.  It was …

Visiting the Japanese Maple Grove

Visiting the Japanese Maple Grove

Posted by Francesca

If you love Japanese Maples, then you know that autumn is when those lovely trees put on an amazing display.  You may recall just over a year ago when Sharkey and I blogged about how we filmed the planting of the grove.  Well, I guess the planting was a big success because the trees seem …

G.K. Plays Rough

G.K. Plays Rough

Posted by F&S

The last time we went to Martha’s house in East Hampton, we had the pleasure of seeing Dodi.  Dodi is a golden retriever who belongs to Alex, the gardener, and he’s a really fun and nice dog to play with.  G.K. wanted to assert his dominance and got a little rough.  He’s still young and …

How we Helped the Canaries

How we Helped the Canaries

Posted by Francesca

Sharkey and I hadn’t been to see the canaries for a couple of days so we went to pay a visit to those mellifluous little creatures.  When we got to their rather palatial cage, we were puzzled as to why they were all huddled at the top.  On further inspection, we discovered exactly what was …

Planting Bulbs at the Farm

Planting Bulbs at the Farm

Posted by Francesca

There’s been a lot of talk at the farm about a really large bulb-planting project.  Shaun, the gardener, said that a shipment of bulbs arrived just the other day.  Sharkey and I wanted to see what exactly came so we went to the equipment barn to check things out.  Of course, being clever and industrious …

Taking Over Martha's Twitter

Taking Over Martha's Twitter

Posted by F&S

If you follow Martha on Twitter, you may have noticed that we, Frenchies, were a bit mischievous the other day.  It all started when we discovered that Martha left for work without her precious Blackberry.  She uses that device for all sorts of things, including posting her Tweets and TwitPics.  The Blackberry had a full …