Entries from the ‘Playing’ Category

Shagbark Hickory - Another Amazing Tree

Shagbark Hickory - Another Amazing Tree

Posted by Francesca

We Frenchies have noticed that the sun is dipping lower in the sky and that the days are getting shorter.  We figured that we better get in as much outdoor playtime as possible before it gets really cold.  We went to play in one of our favorite grove of trees when no sooner did Sharkey …

Finding Wild Mushrooms in Maine

Finding Wild Mushrooms in Maine

Posted by F&S

Today, on Martha’s blog Ryan McCallister, the Bedford gardener, is featured prominently showing how to propagate hydrangeas from cuttings.  We got to thinking that maybe we should feature Ryan on our blog, too, and pulled these photos from our archive, taken during one of Ryan’s visit to Skylands, our home in Maine.

Unusual Discoveries at the Farm

Unusual Discoveries at the Farm

Posted by Francesca

We were walking around the farm the other day, commenting on how the weather is feeling a bit autumnal.  We also started noticing certain things that only appear in the fall.

Exploring Skylands

Exploring Skylands

Posted by F&S

Skylands is such a beautiful place to explore and we’d like to show you one of our favorite places way up on a hill. The ground is carpeted with moss and the path is covered with soft pine needles. We slipped out the door and went on a little adventure. …

Euphoria in the Garden

Euphoria in the Garden

Posted by F&S

As you know, we Frenchies have been away at Skylands, but we were told that the catmint was being harvested in the Bedford garden.  We remembered this blog posting from 2009 and decided to share it again.  Silly, silly cats!
Sharkey and I witnessed some strange behavior in the garden yesterday causing me to do …

A Donkey Update

A Donkey Update

Posted by F&S

Hey everyone!  It’s Clive, Rufus, and Billie filling in for F & S while they’re still away in Maine.  Gosh!  How we miss those bold little Frenchies, who like to bark at our feet.  They better watch it or they just may get a good kick one of these days!  Anyway, here’s a little update …

A Trip to the Beach

A Trip to the Beach

Posted by F&S

We sure love visiting Martha’s home in East Hampton—especially the beach—but we always make sure to be safe and responsible, so’s not to spoil our fun!

An Itch to Scratch

An Itch to Scratch

Posted by Sharkey

Being Martha’s pets, Francesca and I not only strive to be educators, but also innovators!  Today, I decided to invent an itch innovation!

What's in the Corn Crib?

What's in the Corn Crib?

Posted by Sharkey

When Martha bought the farm, it came with a charming little building called a corn crib.  The corn crib really isn’t used for much, but we all love how it looks in the landscape.  I should say that it really isn’t used for much, until now.

Bird's Nest on the Ground

Bird's Nest on the Ground

Posted by F&S

We Frenchies were doing some exploring around the farm the other day, when we stumbled upon an odd looking object.  At first we were puzzled as to what it was, but our sharp wit soon figured it out.