Entries from the ‘Out & About’ Category

We Modeled in a Fashion Show!

We Modeled in a Fashion Show!

Posted by Francesca

Perhaps you saw Martha’s television show last Friday, when Sharkey and I were part of a canine fashion show.  It was all about winter wear for dogs.  Dogs, just like people, need coats and sweaters to keep them warm during harsh winter weather.  We’re sure happy that Martha dresses us so well.  Anyway, here are …

Hay is Not Just For Horses

Hay is Not Just For Horses

Posted by Francesca

Sharkey and I have been going around the farm, inspecting all that’s being done in preparation for a long and cold winter.  I started thinking about all the creatures down at the stable and if they would have a sufficient supply of hay to get through the season.  Here’s what we found.

Examining the Beehives

Examining the Beehives

Posted by Sharkey

We were wandering around the farm the other day, noticing all of the changes going on in preparation for winter.  We don’t usually wander too close to the beehives because when the honeybees are really active, we don’t want to get in their way, if you know what I mean.  But, in cold weather, things …

A Revelation at the Chicken Coops

A Revelation at the Chicken Coops

Posted by Sharkey

Driving around in the Kawaski the other day, Franny and I stopped by the chicken coops and sadly reminisced about our poor friends, the turkeys.  Franny nearly lost it when she heard a gobble-gobble, but I kept my head and made a rather pleasant discovery.

Foraging for the Chickens

Foraging for the Chickens

Posted by F&S

We don’t know what you do with your pumpkins and gourds once Halloween and Thanksgiving are past.  At the farm, when they’re no longer needed for decoration, we put them to really good use.  Martha’s chickens love eating them.  Can you believe that one of the local restaurants, was going to throw away their giant …

Martha Plants a New Garden to Match GK's Tongue!

Martha Plants a New Garden to Match GK's Tongue!

Posted by Sharkey

You may recall a recent blog where Franny and I found some flower bulbs in the equipment barn and got busy planting a garden.  Well, last week, we discovered an entire film and a camera crew and some Dutch bulb experts working with Martha planting all those bulbs at the allee of lindens.  It was …

Visiting the Japanese Maple Grove

Visiting the Japanese Maple Grove

Posted by Francesca

If you love Japanese Maples, then you know that autumn is when those lovely trees put on an amazing display.  You may recall just over a year ago when Sharkey and I blogged about how we filmed the planting of the grove.  Well, I guess the planting was a big success because the trees seem …

The Crows at the Farm

The Crows at the Farm

Posted by F&S

Being the observant Frenchies that we are, we’re always keeping a close eye on the other animals at the farm.  Of course, there are the domesticated ones, who, like us, call this place their home.  But, in addition, there are the wild ones, who also seem to call this turf their home.  We are particularly …

G.K. Plays Rough

G.K. Plays Rough

Posted by F&S

The last time we went to Martha’s house in East Hampton, we had the pleasure of seeing Dodi.  Dodi is a golden retriever who belongs to Alex, the gardener, and he’s a really fun and nice dog to play with.  G.K. wanted to assert his dominance and got a little rough.  He’s still young and …

Never Visit a Turkey Right Before Thanksgiving!

Never Visit a Turkey Right Before Thanksgiving!

Posted by F&S

You probably know by now that Martha raises a lot of chickens so that she can enjoy and share all of their delicious eggs.  She also has some Pomeranian geese and they make so much darn noise that we, Frenchies, just can’t figure out what the attraction is there.  Then there are the six heritage …