Entries from the ‘Playing’ Category

Do You Know a Crow?

Do You Know a Crow?

Posted by F&S

We Frenchies have many friends at the farm, including a large number of crows.  These big black birds gather in communal groups, called roosts, in the autumn and winter and they are seen sleeping together perched in trees.  Needless to say, the roost can make quite a racket with such large numbers.  Anyway, we have …

Playing in Autumn Leaves

Playing in Autumn Leaves

Posted by F&S

We don’t know about where you live, but here in the northeast, we are in full swing of autumn.  Of course, that means chilly weather and lots of leaves dropping.  Leaves play an important role at the farm, as they are gathered up for compost, which is always in high demand around here.  But leaves …

This Year's Halloween Costumes From PetSmart

This Year's Halloween Costumes From PetSmart

Posted by F&S

It’s always exciting when a new package arrives from PetSmart.  We especially like when that package is filled with the latest doggie apparel from the Martha Stewart Pets line.  With our favorite holiday, Halloween, approaching, we Frenchies were thrilled with this year’s costume shipment.

A Visit to Our Very Own Christmas Tree Farm

A Visit to Our Very Own Christmas Tree Farm

Posted by Francesca

In the spring of 2009, Martha thought it would be a good idea to plant a Christmas tree field at the farm and document it for her television show.  It was quite a big deal, as more than 600 trees were put in the ground that day.  I am happy to report that most of …

Paying a Visit to Clive, Rufus, and Billie, our Donkey Friends

Paying a Visit to Clive, Rufus, and Billie, our Donkey Friends

Posted by F&S

You may recall hearing that Billie, our donkey friend, ate entirely too much green grass and, to put it politely, gained a few too many pounds.  As a consequence, she was developing a hoof problem.  To remedy the situation, tarps were put over the paddock to brown the grass, making it less enticing to eat, …

A Lesson in Cobblestones

A Lesson in Cobblestones

Posted by Francesca

We, Frenchies, have given you so many tours of the farm, as there are so many fascinating things to share and learn about.  We’ve taken you to the stable many times to visit the horses and donkeys, but there is a lot of history to visit, as well.

Exploring a Very Special Tree

Exploring a Very Special Tree

Posted by Sharkey

There are so many amazing trees growing at the farm and it’s really quite interesting studying them all.  However, after seeing these photos, I think you’ll agree that I’ve stumbled upon one that’s extra special!  But don’t tell anyone – it’s secret!

We Discovered a Wooly Bear!

We Discovered a Wooly Bear!

Posted by F&S

The days are certainly getting shorter and cooler in our neck of the woods as autumn settles in.  Although we haven’t gotten our winter wardrobe out yet, there have been times when we’ve thought about it.  Of course, everyone is speculating about what kind of winter we will have.  Last year was so mild and …

Looking for Autumn Flowers

Looking for Autumn Flowers

Posted by F&S

Well, it’s happened again!  Summer was officially over last Saturday when autumn marched in!  And pretty soon there will be piles of autumn leaves to play in.  That will be fun!  But for now, we can still enjoy lovely flowers because Martha has made certain that there are plenty of autumn blooms.

Have You Ever Heard of Catamole?

Have You Ever Heard of Catamole?

Posted by Francesca

We Frenchies often catch sight of the cats sleeping in the most unusual places and they seem to take great liberty in choosing those spaces.  We’ve come to accept that we just never know where we’ll find one of those fur balls all curled up and fast asleep.