Entries from the ‘Out & About’ Category

Admiring Martha's Orchids in the Greenhouse

Admiring Martha's Orchids in the Greenhouse

Posted by F&S

You may recall that our last blog was about thinning and transplanting the strawberry vines and we got kind of dirty with that task.  On our way to wash up at the sink in the head house, we passed through the greenhouse and stopped to admire the plants growing there.

Thinning and Transplanting the Strawberries

Thinning and Transplanting the Strawberries

Posted by F&S

We were wandering around the farm yesterday, when we came upon Ryan and Wilmer in the strawberry patch.  They were busy digging up and thinning out the strawberry plants, which had become much too crowded.  Of course, we jumped right in and helped with the task.

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 …

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.

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.

Relief for Sharkey's Bee Stings

Relief for Sharkey's Bee Stings

Posted by Sharkey

You probably all know by now that Martha keeps honeybees and Franny and I are on pretty good terms with those little creatures.  If you respect honeybees and let them go about their business, they won’t bother you.  Well, I had an unfortunate experience the other day, with what I thought were honeybees, and now …