Entries from the ‘Working’ Category

Apple Cider Mischief

Apple Cider Mischief

Posted by Sharkey

We, Frenchies, love spending time with our Uncle Carlos so, of course, we jumped at the chance to help him make apple cider!  I was a bit disappointed that Franny was not her usual energetic self.  But our brother, G.K., sure knows how to light a fire under her!

Make Way For a New Hoop House!

Make Way For a New Hoop House!

Posted by F&S

As you know, Martha loves her plants, especially her potted tropical plants.  She keeps acquiring more and more, but at the same time, the plants in her collection are growing larger and larger.  Guess what?  We’re running out of winter storage space!  It’s been decided that a new and larger heated hoop house will be …

Preparing for a Photo Shoot at the Greenhouse

Preparing for a Photo Shoot at the Greenhouse

Posted by F&S

We, Frenchies, were looking at Martha’s calendar and we noticed that there’s a photo shoot happening at the farm this week with Martha.  It said that it’s happening in the head house of the greenhouse and the housekeepers were instructed to make sure it was spic and span.  It’s hard to keep the head house …

An Autumn Wardrobe From PetSmart

An Autumn Wardrobe From PetSmart

Posted by F&S

You may remember that last Friday, we mentioned that Martha’s Pet’s line at PetSmart has introduced its first products for cats and we felt compelled to get something for our cat friends.  Vivaldi was so appreciative that he got on Martha’s computer and did a little online ordering for us!

Friends & Family Time at PetSmart and New Cat Products, Too!

Friends & Family Time at PetSmart and New Cat Products, Too!

Posted by F&S

In case you haven’t heard, once again, it’s Friends & Family time at PetSmart.  That means you can save 15% on your entire purchase online and in store through September 25th.  To get coupons, click here.  We Frenchies are also excited to tell you that Martha’s Pet’s line is introducing its first cat products.  We …

A Plant Inspection

A Plant Inspection

Posted by Sharkey

After Hurricane Irene and all of the subsequent torrential rainfall, I thought it would be a good idea to inspect all of the tropical plants to see how they survived their quick move to the greenhouse.  I also wanted to see if they were put back where they belong outdoors.  Francesca is always up for …

Admiring Martha's Orchids in the Greenhouse

Admiring Martha's Orchids in the Greenhouse

Posted by F&S

You may recall that our last blog was about thinning and transplanting the strawberry vines and we got kind of dirty with that task.  On our way to wash up at the sink in the head house, we passed through the greenhouse and stopped to admire the plants growing there.

Thinning and Transplanting the Strawberries

Thinning and Transplanting the Strawberries

Posted by F&S

We were wandering around the farm yesterday, when we came upon Ryan and Wilmer in the strawberry patch.  They were busy digging up and thinning out the strawberry plants, which had become much too crowded.  Of course, we jumped right in and helped with the task.

Harvesting Onions and Garlic

Harvesting Onions and Garlic

Posted by F&S

We Frenchies always like to be helpful and we especially like to teach our blog readers new things.  Last week, before the hurricane, we helped to harvest the onions and garlic in the vegetable garden.  Take a look!

A Lesson in Compost

A Lesson in Compost

Posted by F&S

Martha bought a couple of little covered pails for the kitchen and we, Frenchies, were wondering what they were for.  Taking off the lid revealed the answer and we got to thinking…