Entries from the ‘Working’ Category

Checking out the Corn Patch

Checking out the Corn Patch

Posted by F&S

We have so much land at the farm and Martha thought it would be fun and delicious to plant a corn patch.  Half of the area was planted with sweet corn and the other half was seeded with popcorn.  We had high hopes for a bountiful harvest, however…..

Feeding our Friends, the Donkeys

Feeding our Friends, the Donkeys

Posted by Francesca

Martha asked us to do a chore at the farm the other day. She told us to feed Clive, Rufus, and Billie some nice apples and carrots.  I don’t mind doing chores, but it would be nice if Sharkey did some of the work, as well. It seems that she always manages to …

Holes

Holes

Posted by Sharkey

Being the dogs on the farm, Francesca and I feel an instinctual need to protect our territory.  So when we notice something awry on the farm, we have to track down the cause!

Rose of Sharon on the Pergola

Rose of Sharon on the Pergola

Posted by Sharkey

Francesca and I are both lovers of flowers and especially love walking through the pergola on the farm.  Different varieties of flowers bloom at different times of the year, so there is always something pretty blossoming for us to look at!

Pruning the Apple Espaliers

Pruning the Apple Espaliers

Posted by F&S

We hope you enjoyed our recent adventures in Maine as much as we did!  Now that we are back on the farm, it’s back to business.  And business today means apple pruning!

More Dog Adventures in Maine

More Dog Adventures in Maine

Posted by Sharkey

While we were at Skylands, our home in Maine, Martha did a lot of Entertaining.  I like to sit below her while she is eating, in hopes that she might share with me.  Oh well, I guess it is a little obnoxious, but isn’t that what dogs are supposed to do?  When it became apparent …

Hey Wilmer!  You Missed a Spot!

Hey Wilmer! You Missed a Spot!

Posted by F&S

Martha’s blog today is all about the terrace garden and how it needed to be pruned back into shape.  We Frenchies were making our usual rounds of the farm and decided to inspect how Ryan and Wilmer were progressing with the terrace.  Good thing we did because we found something amiss.

Edible Flowers at the Farm

Edible Flowers at the Farm

Posted by F&S

As you know, we Frenchies are curious about so many things and just the other day, we started a discussion about edible flowers.  Not all flowers are edible, so it’s important to be certain which ones are, as some flowers can be toxic.  However, at the farm, there are many edible flowers growing in the …

What's Lurking in That Tree?

What's Lurking in That Tree?

Posted by Francesca

On Friday, I blogged about how I drove the Kawasaki around the farm checking on all of the sprinklers watering the gardens.  After my inspection, I continued my drive when I spotted something quite large lurking in a tree.  I was rather surprised by what I found.

The Importance of Water

The Importance of Water

Posted by Francesca

Despite the hot weather, I’ve been feeling quite energetic these days.  Of course, I’ve been drinking a lot of water to keep myself hydrated, which got me thinking about all of the plants out in the gardens and wondered if they were getting enough water?