Entries from the ‘Out & About’ Category

Squirrel Up A Tree!

Squirrel Up A Tree!

Posted by F&S

While we work very hard around around the farm and also spend a great deal of time preparing our educational blog postings for all of you to read and learn from, we sometimes allow ourselves to get distracted by one of our favorite pastimes—squirrel chasing!

Heading to NYC

Heading to NYC

Posted by F&S

Now that The Martha Stewart Show is back on the air, we have been quite busy.  We headed into Manhattan for the day because that day’s taping included some very important guests—us!

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 …

Searching for Autumn Flowers

Searching for Autumn Flowers

Posted by Francesca

Alas!  Summer is officially over as the first day of autumn was on Friday.  Yesterday you got to see some of our new fall wardrobe, which we will be happy to wear when the temperatures start dropping.  Well, we’re not quite ready to let go of summer and all of its beauty, so we decided …

A Visit to Hardscrabble Farms

A Visit to Hardscrabble Farms

Posted by F&S

Ryan told us Frenchies the other day that he was taking a trip to Hardscrabble Farms, which isn’t too far from our farm.  Seeing that it wasn’t such great weather, we asked him if we might tag along.  We love looking at trees, shrubs, and all kinds of plants.