Entries from the ‘Out & About’ Category

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.

How to Move a Fire Pit

How to Move a Fire Pit

Posted by F&S

Last week, Martha went antiquing and found a gigantic metal vat and she thought it would be great to use as an outdoor fire pit.  It was too big for her to take, so she sent Uncle Carlos with the pickup and, of course, he took us along for the ride.  It wasn’t such an …

We, Frenchies, Help Hang the Screens

We, Frenchies, Help Hang the Screens

Posted by Sharkey

Now that spring has arrived, the grounds crew has been very busy with all of the spring chores.  One major job is taking down the storm windows and replacing them with the screens.  Because Franny and I are never concerned about getting our paws dirty, we are always ready to chip in and help.  No …

G.K. Takes a Look Around the Farm

G.K. Takes a Look Around the Farm

Posted by Ghenghis Khan

After days of rain, it finally feels like spring has arrived.  At least, that’s what everyone tells me.  You see, this is my very first spring and I’ve got to say that so far, I love it!  I came to live at the farm during winter, when things looked very different.  I really enjoy being …

Betsy Got a New Computer!

Betsy Got a New Computer!

Posted by F&S

Betsy’s new computer arrived for her stable office and we, Frenchies, wanted to deliver it and help her set it up, seeing that we’re computer savvy and all.  New computers are so exciting and this one is especially so.  We also heard that Martha got a brand new iPad and now we’re wondering when ours …

Grooming a Horse is a Big Job!

Grooming a Horse is a Big Job!

Posted by Sharkey

In my attempt to be ever helpful, I went down to the stables the other day because I heard that it was grooming time for Meindert.  Unlike my little Frenchie body, a horse is quite a large thing to groom and I wanted to help Betsy out.  It took a while, but I got the …

Swinging is a Blast!

Swinging is a Blast!

Posted by Sharkey

We were out and about with Uncle Carlos the other day when we came upon a playground, which had swings for kids.  Franny and I started wondering, why should kids have all the fun?  Why not dogs, too?  It turns out that swinging is a blast and Franny even started reciting poetry.  I think I’ll …

Hey Donkeys!  It's Spring!

Hey Donkeys! It's Spring!

Posted by Sharkey

Spring is in the air and that makes me so happy.  I decided to trot around the farm and tell all of my friends the good news, thinking that everyone would be as enthusiastic as I am.  Little did I know that the donkeys have their own opinions about warm weather.