Entries from the ‘Out & About’ Category

What We Didn't Know About Donkey Hooves

What We Didn't Know About Donkey Hooves

Posted by Sharkey

As you may know by now, I love playing with our miniature donkeys, Clive, Rufus, and Billie.  The other day, I was running in their paddock trying to get them to play with me, but they said that they had something important to do in the stable.  At first I thought they were just brushing …

What to Make of a Pile of Feathers!

What to Make of a Pile of Feathers!

Posted by Sharkey

The other day, Franny and I went outside in hopes of doing a little squirrel chasing.  One of the best places to find squirrels at the farm is under the bird feeders, where there is usually a free meal waiting for them.  On that particular day, however, we came upon a sorry scene.

G.K. is off to Another Championship!

G.K. is off to Another Championship!

Posted by Francesca

It’s been several weeks since G.K. competed in a dog show when he, of course, won Best of Breed!  Well, now he’s gearing up for the big one – The Westminster Kennel Club Show.  In preparation, Karen Tracy and Jan Kolnik came for G.K. the other day to show him in West Friendship, Maryland.  We’re …

Disappointed With the Weather

Disappointed With the Weather

Posted by Sharkey

Francesca and I got all excited when we heard the weatherman calling for snow accumulation. I suppose with all our excitement, we failed to hear the part about snow changing over to rain. Anyway, we got our warm winter gear on and headed out to play, only to find it quite messy outdoors.

Composting in Winter

Composting in Winter

Posted by F&S

On our last blog posting, we showed you all of the spring-flowering bulbs that have been sprouting with the warm temperatures we’ve been having. As predicted, the temperatures have plummeted and it’s now really quite frigid outside. Good think Ryan, Wilmer, and the rest of the crew have been busy spreading composted mulch …

A Cause For Worry at the Farm

A Cause For Worry at the Farm

Posted by F&S

Here in the Northeast, it’s been unseasonably warm and nature has been reacting to these elevated temperatures. We, Frenchies, have noticed that the squirrels at the farm are especially rambunctious, chasing around and around. You can bet that’s been keeping us busy! But, what concerns us is the growth spurt of many …

Have You Seen The Martha Stewart Orchid?

Have You Seen The Martha Stewart Orchid?

Posted by Sharkey

A beautiful and fragrant orchid appeared suddenly in the kitchen the other day and as I was admiring it, it dawned on me that I had seen it before.  I had a feeling that it was on one of Martha’s blogs from years ago and sure enough, after a little investigation, that’s where it had …

Reading the Donkey Companion

Reading the Donkey Companion

Posted by F&S

You may recall our blog the other day about visiting the Tractor Supply store with G.K. and Uncle Carlos.  It turns out that we really did buy that book called the Donkey Companion, written by Sue Weaver.  It’s filled with all sorts of useful information and one thing we learned is that not all donkeys …

Shopping for Farm Supplies

Shopping for Farm Supplies

Posted by Ghenghis Khan

There’s a lull right now in my dog show schedule.  My next championship will be at the 136th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show held at Madison Square Garden in New York City on February 13!  That’s right!  I, Ghenghis Khan, have been invited to show and we’re all very excited about that.  If I …

Concern for the Black Welsh Mountain Sheep

Concern for the Black Welsh Mountain Sheep

Posted by F&S

With the temperatures finally plunging we, Frenchies, get very concerned about all of our farm friends.  We have a nice selection of winter coats and the horses and donkeys have winter coats, too.  But, what about the Black Welsh Mountain Sheep?