Entries from the ‘Working’ Category

Planting Tulips for Spring Beauty

Planting Tulips for Spring Beauty

Posted by F&S

Today on Martha’s blog, there are photos of Gyurme and Ryan planting bulbs in the terrace garden.  This is only partly true.  While the guys were taking one of their extra-long coffee breaks, we Frenchies did most of the work.

Polishing Beautiful Silver

Polishing Beautiful Silver

Posted by F&S

Martha had a dinner party last night and there was a lot to do in preparation.  Chef Pierre came to cook the food and Laura Acuna set a beautiful table.  Of course, some of the silver needed polishing and we Frenchies always like to help with that chore.

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 …

Frost Damge in the Vegetable Garden

Frost Damge in the Vegetable Garden

Posted by F&S

Yesterday, we showed you what happened to the popcorn patch after being zapped by a heavy frost the other night.  We Frenchies decided to do a little more investigation and paid a visit to the vegetable garden.  It’s rather shocking what freezing temperatures can do.  We have concluded that the outdoor growing season is officially …

Checking The Crops For Frost Damage

Checking The Crops For Frost Damage

Posted by F&S

Last Friday was a really chilly day and the weather reports were calling for widespread frost.  We were so busy all weekend keeping up with Martha, that we didn’t get to check on the crops until Monday.  We must tell you that we weren’t very happy with what we encountered.

Storing the Tropical Plants Away for the Winter

Storing the Tropical Plants Away for the Winter

Posted by Francesca

With cooler temperatures arriving, our winter wardrobe has been emerging little by little.  We got to thinking that if we’re getting cold outdoors, then all of the tropical potted plants must be feeling it too.  We know how much the farm crew has to do to prepare for the cold months ahead, so we, Frenchies, …

Decorating for Autumn

Decorating for Autumn

Posted by Francesca

Now that autumn is here, it’s time to decorate for the upcoming holidays.  Pumpkins and gourds are so colorful and festive and it’s wonderful decorating with them.  Of course, it helps that we had a bountiful harvest here at the farm.

Clean Bedding in the Stable

Clean Bedding in the Stable

Posted by F&S

We like to helpful and always volunteer our services when we can.  That includes cleaning up after our fellow animals on the farm!

Pressing Yummy Cider

Pressing Yummy Cider

Posted by F&S

On yesterday’s blog, you saw all of the apples that Sharkey picked.  Well, it was time to get busy and start using them.  A few years back, Martha bought a really neat cider press and that’s exactly what we did – make cider!

It's Apple Season at the Farm!

It's Apple Season at the Farm!

Posted by Sharkey

The first day of autumn, which is officially called the Autumnal Equinox, falls on Saturday, September 22, just a few days away.  There are many things I love about autumn, especially the apple harvest when we bake pies and make cider.  We have many different varieties of apple trees at the farm and over the …