Entries from the ‘Playing’ Category

What We Didn't Know About Donkey Hooves

What We Didn't Know About Donkey Hooves

Posted by Sharkey

As you may know by now, I love playing with our miniature donkeys, Clive, Rufus, and Billie.  The other day, I was running in their paddock trying to get them to play with me, but they said that they had something important to do in the stable.  At first I thought they were just brushing …

What to Make of a Pile of Feathers!

What to Make of a Pile of Feathers!

Posted by Sharkey

The other day, Franny and I went outside in hopes of doing a little squirrel chasing.  One of the best places to find squirrels at the farm is under the bird feeders, where there is usually a free meal waiting for them.  On that particular day, however, we came upon a sorry scene.

Disappointed With the Weather

Disappointed With the Weather

Posted by Sharkey

Francesca and I got all excited when we heard the weatherman calling for snow accumulation. I suppose with all our excitement, we failed to hear the part about snow changing over to rain. Anyway, we got our warm winter gear on and headed out to play, only to find it quite messy outdoors.

A Cause For Worry at the Farm

A Cause For Worry at the Farm

Posted by F&S

Here in the Northeast, it’s been unseasonably warm and nature has been reacting to these elevated temperatures. We, Frenchies, have noticed that the squirrels at the farm are especially rambunctious, chasing around and around. You can bet that’s been keeping us busy! But, what concerns us is the growth spurt of many …

Our Holiday Greeting Card

Our Holiday Greeting Card

Posted by Sharkey

I’ve been seeing all of the holiday cards arriving in the mail every day and I got to thinking that Francesca and I should make a holiday card of our own.  I took a look up in the craft room and realized that all the materials we would need are there.  It really doesn’t take …

Hanging our Special Ornaments

Hanging our Special Ornaments

Posted by F&S

On Martha’s blog today, she has shared many beautiful photos of our holiday décor at the farm.  Where we agree that everything is spectacular, a few very special ornaments were overlooked.

Rooting Around in the Vegetable Garden

Rooting Around in the Vegetable Garden

Posted by F&S

We, Frenchies, went to the vegetable garden to see if there was anything left to pick.  We’ve had some pretty heavy frosts at the farm, so we weren’t exactly holding out breath.  After rooting around a bit, we realized that someone had already beaten us to it!

Exploring the Stable Kitchen

Exploring the Stable Kitchen

Posted by F&S

Not too many people know about the kitchen located in the stable at the farm.  The stable is such a beautiful building and Martha likes to use it from time to time for entertaining and having a kitchen right there certainly helps.  The door to the kitchen is always closed, keeping out the barn dust, …

Clive, Rufus, and Billy as Seen on TV

Clive, Rufus, and Billy as Seen on TV

Posted by F&S

We, Frenchies, wanted to catch Martha’s TV show the other day, so we turned it on in the kitchen.  Much to our amazement, we saw three reindeer enter the set, pulling a big gift sled!  But, upon further inspection, we realized they weren’t reindeer at all.

A Lesson in Quince

A Lesson in Quince

Posted by F&S

You may recall the other day, when we donned our rain jackets and went outside to face the dreary day.  After we realized that it was perfectly normal for the bald cypress grove to be dropping its foliage, we wandered a bit further towards the vegetable garden.  Here’s what we found.