Entries from the ‘Martha’ Category

Checking out the Corn Patch

Checking out the Corn Patch

Posted by F&S

We have so much land at the farm and Martha thought it would be fun and delicious to plant a corn patch.  Half of the area was planted with sweet corn and the other half was seeded with popcorn.  We had high hopes for a bountiful harvest, however…..

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…

Finding Wild Mushrooms in Maine

Finding Wild Mushrooms in Maine

Posted by F&S

Today, on Martha’s blog Ryan McCallister, the Bedford gardener, is featured prominently showing how to propagate hydrangeas from cuttings.  We got to thinking that maybe we should feature Ryan on our blog, too, and pulled these photos from our archive, taken during one of Ryan’s visit to Skylands, our home in Maine.

There are Orchids Blooming in the Greenhouse!

There are Orchids Blooming in the Greenhouse!

Posted by Francesca

Passing through the greenhouse the other day, we noticed that some of Martha’s beautiful orchids were blooming.  We Frenchies love so many types of flowers and especially orchids!

Exploring Skylands

Exploring Skylands

Posted by F&S

Skylands is such a beautiful place to explore and we’d like to show you one of our favorite places way up on a hill. The ground is carpeted with moss and the path is covered with soft pine needles. We slipped out the door and went on a little adventure. …

Feeding our Friends, the Donkeys

Feeding our Friends, the Donkeys

Posted by Francesca

Martha asked us to do a chore at the farm the other day. She told us to feed Clive, Rufus, and Billie some nice apples and carrots.  I don’t mind doing chores, but it would be nice if Sharkey did some of the work, as well. It seems that she always manages to …

We Found the Garlic and Onions!

We Found the Garlic and Onions!

Posted by Francesca

While we were in Maine, the garlic and onions were harvested at the farm in Bedford.  I recalled this blog that I posted in August of 2009.
The other day, Martha and Shaun, the gardener, were discussing the fact that the onions and garlic needed to be harvested. Shaun had planted many, many …

When the Dogs are Away, the Cat Will Play!

When the Dogs are Away, the Cat Will Play!

Posted by F&S

Surprise!  It’s not F & S, but Vivaldi!  Martha is in Maine and took Francesca, Sharkey, and G.K. with her, so I decided to have a little fun and post today’s blog.  Won’t they be surprised when they get around to reading this!  Of course, that is if they can pull themselves away from all …

Hiking Around Little Long Pond

Hiking Around Little Long Pond

Posted by F&S

While we were in Maine last week, we went for a hike around Little Long Pond, which is just a short distance from quaint Seal Harbor village.  This pond is so peaceful and the view of Acadia National Park in the distance is spectacular.  We Frenchies really like to dive into nature, so to speak.

A Recent Farm Inspection

A Recent Farm Inspection

Posted by Francesca

We’ve been doing a lot of traveling lately visiting our homes in Maine and in East Hampton. We love going places, but we’ve been away from the farm a lot and Sharkey and I felt that we needed to conduct a farm inspection.