Entries from the ‘Out & About’ Category

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 …

Weeding With Guyrme

Weeding With Guyrme

Posted by Francesca

William Shakespeare wrote, “Sweet flowers are slow and weeds make haste,” and for anyone who gardens, you know exactly what that means.  Did you know that a single weed can produce as many as 250,000 seeds?  Some of you might say, “Why bother gardening?”  But that’s just a defeatist’s attitude.  We, Frenchies, like to weed …

Looking for the Donkeys

Looking for the Donkeys

Posted by F&S

It’s been a really hot summer and we haven’t we haven’t seen too much of our pals, the donkeys.  We look for them in their paddock, but they are rarely there.  We decided to get in the Kawasaki and track them down.

Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek

Posted by F&S

It was such a beautiful day at the farm yesterday and we, Frenchies, were outdoors enjoying all the splendor.  For amusement, we decided to start a game of hide and seek, but of course, one of us couldn’t follow the rules.