Entries from the ‘Out & About’ Category

Sun Queens

Sun Queens

Posted by Sharkey

Martha got up really early the other morning and went outside to look around and to take some photos.  Of course, Francesca, G.K. and I went outside with her.  It was an especially gorgeous sunrise and being from French descent, I was reminded of a tidbit from French history.

New Succulents at the Farm!

New Succulents at the Farm!

Posted by Sharkey

Francesca is healing a little problem with her eye and she needs to rest indoors.  Yesterday, I ventured outside and noticed that Shaun was digging along the stone pathway.  I saw that he was planting new succulents and I jumped in to help with the chore.  It’s very gratifying to help around the farm.

How Annoying is Vivaldi?

How Annoying is Vivaldi?

Posted by Sharkey

It was a beautiful spring day and we were all outside enjoying the warmth of the sun.  I was just zoning out, relishing the quiet solitude, when all of a sudden, Vivaldi the cat, started acting very strangely.  I just don’t get cats.  They’re either totally aloof or totally in your face.

A Romp Around the Farm

A Romp Around the Farm

Posted by F&S

We, Frenchies, have noticed that when Martha posts a blog about the farm, she gets a lot of really nice comments.  So, we decided to try that out on our blog.  We took a little romp around the farm to show you how things look from our perspective.  Please enjoy and let us know what …

Helping in the Peony Garden

Helping in the Peony Garden

Posted by F&S

It finally stopped raining and we, Frenchies, went outside to play.  Not too far from the house is where Martha’s extraordinary peony garden is located.  If you love peonies, this is the place to be!  Peony flowers are very heavy and they tend to flop over, which is why they need to be supported.  We …

Real Champions Like to be Groomed

Real Champions Like to be Groomed

Posted by Ghenghis Khan

I, G.K., was told that I had to go and visit a dog groomer because I was to make my acting debut in a PetSmart commercial.  I have been given baths and brush outs at home, but I had never been to a groomer before.  You might expect a little pup like me to be …

A Daffodil Bouquet for Martha

A Daffodil Bouquet for Martha

Posted by Sharkey

Now that spring has finally arrived, it’s so much fun being outdoors.  Martha has made certain that the farm is a beautiful place to meander around.  When all the flowers start to bloom, it’s just breathtaking!  We, Frenchies, really love the daffodil border.  Come and see what we picked for Martha the other day.

Check Out What's Growing in the Cold House

Check Out What's Growing in the Cold House

Posted by Sharkey

In our ever-present quest for adventure, Franny and I wandered over to the cold house, where vegetables are planted right in the very fertile ground.  It’s always interesting to see what is growing there and sometimes I wish that I could actually eat the stuff.  However, I am told that people are people and dogs …

Exploring the Hoop House

Exploring the Hoop House

Posted by F&S

We, Frenchies, noticed that the hoop house’s door was open the other day, so we decided to go in and have a look.  Voila!  That’s where all the beautiful tropical plants that grace the sunken garden have been stored for the cold months of winter.  We love those tropical specimens and we can’t wait for …

Maintaining a Stone Wall

Maintaining a Stone Wall

Posted by Sharkey

The weather was so beautiful yesterday and a lot of our household clan wandered outdoors to enjoy the sunshine.  It seems that the wall around Martha’s patio is a favorite spot to congregate and like Martha, I want to be sure that the wall will be around for many, many years.